induced pluripotent stem cells
Pluripotency Bots
Pluripotency Bots
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2016
A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015
The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.
Toward Lab-Grown Gametes
Toward Lab-Grown Gametes
Tracy Vence | Dec 30, 2014
From stem cells, scientists generate early egg- and sperm-like cells in vitro.
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.
 
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 10, 2014
From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 
Diseased Heart Chip
Diseased Heart Chip
Jef Akst | May 12, 2014
In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.
Stem Cells Off the Line
Stem Cells Off the Line
Ronnda L. Bartel | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers work to improve the efficiency of cell therapy manufacturing, while developing procedures to ensure consistent quality.    
 
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.
Week in Review, May 13–17
Week in Review, May 13–17
Jef Akst | May 17, 2013
Reading pathogen epigenomes; a new stem cell; dealing with research misconduct; monkey fossils; exploratory mice grow new neurons; watching metamorphosis
New Stem Cells on the Block
New Stem Cells on the Block
Dan Cossins | May 15, 2013
By reprogramming human fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells with somatic cell nuclear transfer, scientists have come up with a viable alternative to iPSCs.