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Stem Cell Lines Riddled With Undetected Mutations
Most of the human induced pluripotent stem cells stored at major cell line repositories and used in research harbor thousands of DNA errors, a study finds, highlighting the need for improved quality control measures.
Stem Cell Lines Riddled With Undetected Mutations
Stem Cell Lines Riddled With Undetected Mutations

Most of the human induced pluripotent stem cells stored at major cell line repositories and used in research harbor thousands of DNA errors, a study finds, highlighting the need for improved quality control measures.

Most of the human induced pluripotent stem cells stored at major cell line repositories and used in research harbor thousands of DNA errors, a study finds, highlighting the need for improved quality control measures.

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Spaceflight Alters Genes of Human Stem Cell–Derived Heart Cells
Emily Makowski | Nov 7, 2019
Cardiomyocytes made from iPSCs aboard the International Space Station had upregulated mitochondrial functioning.
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Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Eric Bender | Jul 15, 2019
Insulin-producing cells grown in the lab could offer a functional cure for the disease.
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2019
Age-related macular degeneration patients who received injections of retinal cells derived from donors’ induced pluripotent stem cells have maintained their level of eyesight for a year.
World’s First Commercial iPSC Cell Plant Opens in Japan
Jim Daley | Mar 23, 2018
The $340 million, 30,000-square-foot center will produce cells for therapeutic applications.
Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Oct 13, 2017
Using human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.
Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Oct 12, 2017
Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.
Image of the Day: Liver Buds
The Scientist Staff | Jun 16, 2017
Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew liver organoids and studied gene expression patterns in individual cells to learn more about how these tissues develop.