August 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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Is it possible that CRISPR gene editing actually didn’t happen in many of the human embryos in that big Nature paper that made such news a couple weeks back? Some doubts have emerged that call the main conclusions of the paper into question and argue that more definitive studies are needed to be sure. An international team of top scientists led by first author Dieter Egli has responded via a preprint on Biorxiv to that Mitalipov team high-profile Nature paper on CRISPR gene editing of …Read More

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When it comes to coverage of stem cell research in the media, science news can both be cool, but also surprising. Some of the more interesting publications don’t always draw news coverage too. This post is a list of recent notable pubs and news. First some pubs. How good are human brain organoids at modeling human brain development? A new meeting abstract from the Arnold Kriegstein lab (covered here at The Scientist) claims not so good. The abstract concludes, ” Although organoids are a …Read More

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If you are sick of the general news lately, I recommend turning to the wonder of cool science like the thought-provoking data in the duo of new stem cell pubs discussed below. Synthetic embryos A team led by Alfonso Martinez-Arias reports new findings in their Nature letter in the growing area of synthetic or artificial embryo-like structures. See my review of a paper on this kind of research from last year. Their new piece Beccari, et al., entitled, “Multi-axial self-organization properties of mouse embryonic …Read More

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With stem cells there’s always all kinds of developments and news every week or even every day. Here is an assortment in no particular order of some of the latest news including some across the spectrum including weird and sometimes stuff. The linked phrases are often the actual headlines of the media pieces. New CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic offers HOPE for boys with deadly disease (article focused on our CIRM-funded Alpha Clinic here at UC Davis as part of our Stem Cell Program). Note …Read More