January 2010 Newsletter Precursor Cell and Organ Development Research A highly interactive group of the researchers in the Pediatric Center for Biomedical Research, the Pediatric Program in Lung Biology, and the Strong Children’s Research Center studies precursor cell and developmental biology from molecular genetic and cell biological standpoints. Our October issue highlighted research involving the pulmonary system (lung and diaphragm). We now welcome you to read about our research involving blood, heart, and kidneys. Michael D. Bulger, Ph.D. James Palis, M.D. Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D. George J. Schwartz, M.D. Soundarapandian Vijayakumar, Ph.D. George Porter, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.