human embryonic stem cells
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Animals’ Embryonic Organizer Now Discovered in Human Cells
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 17, 2018
For the first time, a transplant of replacement tissue grown from stem cells has been shown to be feasible for patients with macular degeneration.
CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function
CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 20, 2017
OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2017
A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2017
The UK Stem Cell Bank offers several lines derived from human embryonic tissue.
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology. 
Study: MicroRNA, Retroviruses Coordinate to Influence Pluripotency
Study: MicroRNA, Retroviruses Coordinate to Influence Pluripotency
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 13, 2017
Removing a specific miRNA from stem cells may induce the expression of endogenous retroviruses that enable the cells to form extra-embryonic lineages.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 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.
Using CRISPR to Edit Genes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Using CRISPR to Edit Genes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Kelly Rae Chi | Sep 1, 2016
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.