Mini-kidneys in a dish tell genetic story

Professor Melissa Little and Drs Tom Forbes and Sara Howden

Professor Melissa Little and her Kidney Regeneration group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are combining stem cells and gene editing to understand kidney diseases and their treatments.

Dr Tom Forbes is a paediatric nephrologist and PhD candidate and works directly with patients, to manage their kidney disease.

Team member Dr Sara Howden uses a new method she invented to gene edit and correct mutations in the kidney organoid.

Read about their research in Mini-kidneys in a dish tell genetic story.

Listen to Melissa, Tom and Sara share an insight into their research, the importance of an interdisciplinary team and how creativity allows out of the box thinking, a crucial skill in research.

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