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The big picture lab meeting: ethics, careers, publishing & other questions

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About once each year or two, I try to schedule what I call a “big picture” lab meeting where my lab and I discuss major issues related to being a scientist. Also, I try to answer their questions about just about anything. In my lab we rotate between various lab meeting formats and also have …

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Call to patients: let’s advocate together for stem cell clinic publishing

In this post I propose that researchers and patients advocate together to pressure the stem cell clinic industry to collect and publish such data. Why do I make such a proposal? Many thousands of patients have bought stem cell interventions from non-compliant stem cell clinics. Thousands of others are considering doing so. You can see …

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The case for open access publishing embodied in a single equation

Taxpayer supported government grants + scientists’ work  = closed access publisher profits (derived from payments from taxpayers + scientists) This simple equation embodies all that is wrong with today’s predominant system of publishing. In fact, it is an indictment of closed access publishers. The profits of closed access publishers come at the expense of science …

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Are scientists willing to take action for open access publishing? See our poll results

I took a poll of my blog readers on how strongly they feel about open access. Is open access more than a buzzword? Are scientists willing to go beyond talk and take actions? If the results of the poll are any indication the message is that most scientists are indeed changing their publishing habits to …

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Everything you need to know about publishing in the iPS cell field

I have posted before about publishing trends in the iPS cell field here and in here…. but where do things stand today? Here, I provide an important update. What’s going on now? Here I provide answers to the key questions. How many papers are there on iPS cells? An interesting and unexpected trend for this …

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Striking iPS cell research publishing trends: what do they mean?

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Update in 2020: Wow, a lot has changed since this post almost 10 years ago, but Cell Stem Cell remains the main publisher of IPS cell articles still. The young iPSC field has published a truly massive number of papers in just 4 years. Searching ISI Web of Knowledge for papers with titles reflecting iPSC …

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Paolo Macchiarini guilty in criminal stem cell case but does a Houdini again

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Dr. Paolo Macchiarini exemplifies how things can change quickly in the stem cell world and go from sky highs to deep lows. Stem cell rollercoasters Over the years, a few academic stem cell researchers as well as some operators in the unproven clinic sphere have had dizzying ups and downs. There’s John Kosolcharoen. His company …

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Weekly science reads: Macchiarini trial, somites, CRISPR babies

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This has been one of those weeks where I spent some time thinking about taking risks in science. How much risk one should take? Risks can come in many forms. It could be at the core level at the bench doing specific experiments and not others. There’s risk in clinical trials, and even in advocacy. Sometimes …

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Biotech California Cultured aims to sell lab-grown chocolate

California Cultured lab-grown chocolate. Pic by Paul Knoepfler.

I’m fascinated by the idea of making food from cells grown in a lab and especially the newest idea of lab-grown chocolate. While lab-grown meat has gotten the most attention, (see my recent post on test-tube meat: Not Old MacDonald’s Farm: is the future lab-grown meat?) I’d say that the coolest application of making food from …

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