Stem Cells: from Single Cells to the Clinic

Recent technological progress has facilitated the study of how embryos develop, how embryonic cells transition between different states, how adult stem cells are maintained and differentiate, at unprecedented resolution. The resulting advances in our understanding of stem cell and developmental biology have opened the door to the engineering of complex tissues and the use of stem cells for therapeutic purposes.

In this collection, we highlight recent papers published across Nature Portfolio journals on topics including embryonic development and stem cells, clinical and translational research, stem cell-based tissue engineering, and tissue stem cells.

A perivascular niche for multipotent progenitors in the fetal testis.

Evan Bardot, Associate Editor, Nature Communications

Katharine Barnes, Senior Editor, Communications Medicine

Sabrya Carim, Associate Editor, Scientific Reports

Andrew Economou, Associate Editor, Nature Protocols

Tiago Faial, Senior Editor, Nature Genetics

Véronique Gebala, Senior Editor, Nature

Michelle Korda, Senior Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering

Stylianos Lefkopoulos, Associate Editor, Nature Cell Biology

Aline Lueckgen, Senior Editor, Nature Communications

Madhura Mukhopadhyay, Senior Editor, Nature Methods

Katrina Ray, Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Jerome Staal, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine

Robert Stephenson, Senior Editor, Nature Communications