September 22, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iPS cells win big in poll on most clinically promising pluripotent stem cells

Pluripotent stem cell pollI just closed my blog’s poll on what are the most clinically promising pluripotent stem cells.

Why close the poll now less than 12 hours after I opened it instead of leaving the poll open longer?

You’ll find out soon enough. I can’t resist teasing you readers sometimes.

iPS cells were the big winners in the poll at 48%.

Allogeneic human ES cells were 2nd at 28%. In contrast, not a single person voted for SCNT-derived human ES cells.

Pluripotent adult stem cells finished 3rd at 20%. I found this surprising.

4% said “other”….not sure what “other” pluripotent stem cells exist.

I predict if (when) I repeat this poll soon, we’ll see a very different picture.

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