embryonic stem cells
New Stem Cell Identified
New Stem Cell Identified
Anna Azvolinsky | May 6, 2015
Researchers isolate an easy-to-manipulate, stable, and spatially distinct pluripotent cell type.  
Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneer Dies
Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneer Dies
Jenny Rood | Apr 2, 2015
Leroy Stevens, who discovered pluripotent embryonic stem cells in mice, has passed away at age 94.
New Stem Cell State
New Stem Cell State
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 10, 2014
Through cellular reprogramming, researchers have produced a novel pluripotent mouse stem cell in vitro.
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2014
The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.
Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development. But there’s a long road to travel before patients see real benefit.
 
All Eyes On Stem Cells
All Eyes On Stem Cells
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.
A Long Line of LINEs
A Long Line of LINEs
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
Not All Stem Cells Created Equal
Not All Stem Cells Created Equal
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 2, 2014
Compared to induced pluripotent stem cells generated from somatic cells, stem cells created by nuclear transfer appear to be closer to the genetic state of embryonic cells.
Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal
Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 5, 2014
Researchers identify a network of a dozen transcription factors needed to maintain the pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells. 
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.