Reprogramming, The Journal
June 17, 2021 / Volume 23, Number 3
Cellular Reprogramming | Vol. 23, No. 3 | Editorial
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
Cellular reprogramming is a diverse and growing discipline that studies the reversal or modification of
cellular identity. The field aims to understand how cell fate is acquired, maintained, and inherited in homeostatic conditions and what happens when cell identity is hijacked in disease. Owing to the vast therapeutic potential of cellular reprogramming, efforts have also been placed to harness cell fate engineering for clinical applications. Cellular reprogramming history began addressing a fundamental question in biology: how are the myriad of cell types that compose an adult organism generated?