Stem Cells: A New Approach To Modeling Rare Blood Diseases

This documentary aims to illustrate how embryonic stem cells are particularly suited to model a very rare blood disorder Fanconi Anemia in a targeted gene specific way. The creators of this movie go to great lengths to capture the insight and practical knowledge of the leading scientists and medical professionals studying and treating patients with Fanconi Anemia, as well as the emotional reality of those who maintain hope that such scientific progress could benefit them.

©2012 MIchael Barresi, Smith College

Student authors: Emily Barber, Barbara Blank, and Gianna Teague