August 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Year: 2015

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CRISPR is the hottest new biotechnology and the top development of 2015 according to Science Magazine. What will the new year of 2016 bring on the CRISPR front? It’s clear there will be more meetings on CRISPR ethics and policy (heck, we are having one right here at UC Davis on May 26), but what else is coming? Below are my top 10 CRISPR predictions for the new year in no particular order. What are your CRISPR predictions? For more on my thinking on CRISPR …Read More

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Below is a list of upcoming stem cell and regenerative medicine conferences and meetings for 2016. You can see the meeting list for 2020 here. The new year has a lot to offer in our field. If you do not see your meeting, please let me know and I will include it. This list is meant to be as inclusive as possible, but by listing specific events I am not necessarily endorsing them. January Molecular and Cellular Basis of Growth and Regeneration (A3) January …Read More

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When I first started blogging here about stem cells in 2010, frankly it felt pretty lonely out there in cyberspace. Nature‘s great blog by Monya Baker and Natalie DeWitt on stem cells had called it quits late in 2009. For the most part the stem cell blogs and other Internet outlets present early in 2010 were either anti-embryonic stem cell sites or a few predatory stem cell clinic sites. Now there are more stem cell blogs out there. It’s a welcome change. People interested …Read More

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A new Cell Stem Cell paper by Victoria L. Mascetti and Roger Pedersen on human-mouse chimera modeling is quite interesting and important. I really enjoyed this short paper, but I do have a reservation about one way that it is being interpreted. The authors show that human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) including induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells (hIPSC and hESC, respectively) are pluripotent in vivo during early development. They come to four main conclusions as outlined in their highlights section: •hiPSCs and …Read More