Ontogeny: Filling in the blanks with hedgehogs
Great strides have been made in the last decade in understanding how single cells can become fully developed individuals. The same mechanisms that govern embryonic development appear to be required in adults for normal growth, regeneration and repair. As a result, an understanding of the role of specific genes in governing embryonic development of various tissues should have utility in developing treatments of various disorders where cell repopulation would be of therapeutic benefit.
Ontogeny Inc. believes that many diseases of the body's organ systems can be addressed using