Top Technical Advances of 2020
Top Technical Advances of 2020
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Top Technical Advances of 2020

The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.

The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.

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CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 25, 2020
Experts will discuss how they use new CRISPR technologies to advance their cell and gene therapy research.
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.
Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020
Stem cells from nine snake species respond to tissue culturing techniques previously used only on mouse and human stem cells.
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Emily Makowski | Dec 1, 2019
The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Infographic: Light in the Dark
Infographic: Light in the Dark
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019
A new tool helps stem cells integrate with host neural circuitry after implantation in mice.
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Abby Olena | Aug 29, 2019
After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2019
Two coauthors of a new study discuss their findings about nearly 170 facilities in the southwestern US selling unproven therapies—and what should be done about them.
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
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.
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2019
The introduced cells engrafted in the nose, became olfactory sensory neurons, and sent axons to the animals’ brains.