July 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: August 2016

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The supposed new gene editing technology NgAgo has had the scissors taken to it with basically no one able to get it to work conclusively and now the professor who led the work, Chunyu Han, has posted a new NgAgo protocol on the Addgene website. Updated NgAgo gene-editing: scientist posts revised protocol, with skeptical response https://t.co/Lt2tc9ClET #CRISPR #China #geneediting — David Cyranoski (@Cyranoski) August 10, 2016 The new NgAgo protocol is really more of an abbreviated methods description with just a few new hints …Read More

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There is so much stem cell hype out there that sometimes it seems like almost daily up comes a headline that is so full of hype that it could be harmful, but a new piece from The Telegraph really takes the cake. It is entitled, “Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe”. Just that title alone mentioning cures for a number of major diseases and the blanket statement, “makes stem cell transplants safe” is a big …Read More

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So you’ve got a great draft paper on stem cells or regenerative medicine, but you’re wondering, “Which of the stem cell journals do I submit it too?” I get asked this question fairly often so I decided to do a post on it. Sometimes I ask myself this question about a paper we have nearly completed. A few years back a did a comprehensive (and sometimes humorous) post on stem cell journals including impact factors and I touched on the fact that there are …Read More

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Last week a team led by John Rasko of the University of Sydney published a very important stem cell clinic study also in Cell Stem Cell. Thus, there have now been two new reports on the state of the stem cell clinic industry both here in the U.S. and more globally. Leigh Turner and I published our paper at the end of June on the American clinic industry, finding 351 businesses and 570 clinics selling non-FDA approved stem cell therapies. Rasko and colleagues did a much …Read More