Chapter headings and selected papers: Preface (J.P. Vacanti, R. Langer). Prospectus of Tissue Engineering (C.W. Patrick Jr. et al.). Fundamentals and Methods of Tissue Engineering. Cell-cell interactions (S. Kukreti et al.). Mechanical forces and growth factors utilized in tissue engineering (K.J. Gooch et al.). Fabrication of biodegradable polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering (M.S. Widmer, A.G. Mikos). Wound healing (J.West). Musculoskeletal tissue engineering for orthopedic surgical applications (M.J. Yaszemski, A.W. Yasko). Tissue engineering and plastic surgery (M.J. Miller, G.R.D. Evans). Immunoisolation (M.V. Sefton et al.). Gene therapy in tissue engineering (J.R. Morgan, M.L. Yarmush). Ethical considerations of tissue engineering on society (T.W. King, C.W. Patrick Jr.). Tissue Engineering Applied to Specialized Tissues. Options for engineering bone (E.A. Burgess, J.O. Hollinger). Tissue engineering of cartilage (A.M. Rodriguez, C.A. Vacanti). Tissue engineered tendon (L. Louie et al.). Biodegradable polymer matrices in dental tissue engineering (L.D. Shea et al.). The regeneration of skeletal tissues with mesenchymal stem cells (A.I. Caplan et al.). Muscle tissue engineering (P. Petrosko et al.). Site-specific treatment of central nervous system disorders using encapsulated cells (F.T. Gentile, D.F. Emerich). Tissue Engineering Applied to Organs. Tissue engineering and the cardiovascular system (R.M. Nerem et al.). Engineering small intestine (J.J. Cunningham et al.). Tissue engineered kidney for renal replacement (H.D. Humes et al.). Tissue engineered skin (J. Teumer et al.).