The birth and engraftment of a blood stem cell | Boston Children’s Hospital

When a patient receives a bone marrow transplant, the transplanted blood stem cells find their home, begin dividing and establish themselves in the body much like natural blood stem cells do.

This zebrafish animation illustrates findings from the Stem Cell Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital that reveal this natural process for the first time, providing clues that will help scientists improve bone marrow transplants.

Leonard Zon, MD, and colleagues published their full findings in the January 15, 2015 issue of Cell.