Here are the remaining stem cell meetings, conferences, courses, etc. for the rest of 2014. What an amazing lineup! You should register and go to some of these if you are at all interested in stem cells. As always if you do not see your meeting on the list, let me know (e.g. on Twitter @pknoepfler or via a comment). See you there! You can also see my full 2014 stem cell meeting hub page here. Remaining meetings on stem cells in 2014. Wisconsin …Read More
A new human therapeutic cloning paper is out today, the third in a matter of months. This one is from the lab group of Dr. Dieter Egli published in Nature demonstrating production of nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells (NT-ESCs) from an adult human somatic donor via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). This human SCNT paper follows on the heels of a similar paper (Chung, et al.) from Bob Lanza’s group published in Cell Stem Cell and the pioneering Mitalipov human SCNT paper (Tachibani, et al.) …Read More
About six weeks ago I had my head shaved to raise funds for childhood cancer research via the awesome St. Baldrick’s Foundation. It was an exciting week because by chance, I also was invited to be the guest on a Sacramento PBS TV discussion show called Studio Sacramento hosted by Scott Syphax just two days later. Scott is a tremendous interviewer and host. You can watch it here if you are interested. Why watch? It’s a real person (me) talking frankly about all the …Read More
What’s up with STAP cells? Do people belief in them or not? Our STAP poll #8 polling results on STAP are in with more than 1000 respondents. The poll question was “Do you believe in STAP cells?” I will start STAP poll #9 soon. The poll #8 results remain about the same but there has been a slight shift toward more people indicating they are at least leaning positive. Again, recall that this polling is not scientific.