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Removing a specific miRNA from stem cells may induce the expression of endogenous retroviruses that enable the cells to form extra-embryonic lineages.

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Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine

By | October 1, 2016

Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.

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Thirty Years of Progress

By | October 1, 2016

Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.

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Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.

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Improving Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

By | June 8, 2016

Pronuclear transfer can reduce the risk of transferring defective mitochondria, a study shows.  

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Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing

By | May 17, 2016

A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.

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Haploid Stem Cells Created

By | March 18, 2016

A method that forces human eggs to divide can produce embryonic stem cells capable of division and differentiation with only one copy of each gene.

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Mice Develop with Human Stem Cells

By | December 21, 2015

Human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells participated normally in early mouse embryo development in a recent study.

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The Regenerator

By | December 1, 2015

In his search for effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Lorenz Studer is uncovering pluripotency switches and clues to what makes cells age.

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Stem Cell Similarities

By | October 28, 2015

Human induced pluripotent stem cells appear functionally equivalent to stem cells from embryos in a study.

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