Grant investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $660,000 over three years to the University of Pennsylvania to support research by Professor Kotaro Sasaki on mammalian reproduction. Dr. Sasaki’s proposed research would be specifically focused on development of gametes from stem cells.
Progress in this area could eventually enable people with fertility challenges to have children and could eventually help reduce the incidence of a wide variety of congenital diseases and promote other positive outcomes. Dr. Sasaki’s research is amongst the most promising our science team has encountered so far in this field.
This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing transformative basic science.