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Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Timothy Caulfield | Jul 25, 2017
Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position?
Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2017
The adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration.
Suicide Switch for Transplanted Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers use an inducible gene to limit tumor growth from human iPSCs transplanted into mice.
Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2017
Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2016
iPSCs created through the reprogramming of human somatic cells retain genomic marks of the donor’s age.
Studying “Stone Man Syndrome,” Scientists Inadvertently Improve Cellular Reprogramming
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 25, 2016
While studying a rare genetic disease, researchers discovered a signaling pathway linked to the efficiency of reprogramming somatic cells into stem cells.
From Stem Cell to Oocyte In a Dish
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 17, 2016
For the first time, scientists generate functional mouse eggs from stem cells in culture.
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2016
After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.
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
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
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.