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With CRISPR, Modeling Disease in Mini Organs
Tanya Lewis | May 6, 2016
Organoids grown from genetically edited stem cells are giving scientists a new tool to screen drugs and test treatments.
Mechanism Behind Extreme Longevity in Some Plants
Kerry Grens | May 5, 2016
Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.
Cell Reprogramming Successes
Catherine Offord | May 2, 2016
Two studies demonstrate the first direct, chemical reprogramming of mouse and human skin cells into heart muscle and neural cells.
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm
Tanya Lewis | Apr 29, 2016
The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however.
Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 21, 2016
Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.
Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2016
Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.
Low Mutation Rate in iPSCs
Catherine Offord | Apr 11, 2016
The mutation rate in induced pluripotent stem cells is 10 times lower than in somatic cells, scientists show.
Putting the Pee in Pluripotency
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.
Guts and Glory
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2016
An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.