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ISSCR 2014 Day 2: Navigating Balanced Stem Cell Path to Clinic

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I’ve really enjoyed day 2 of ISSCR 2014. So far this day has already packed in a slew of great talks both in the lecture halls and outside one-on-one with old friends and new ones. How great is that? I’ll focus on just a few highlights to keep it concise. Dubious stem cell clinics and …

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Puzzling Institute of Medicine stem cell workshop

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On November 18 in Washington, D.C. the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences will hold a workshop on stem cell therapies. The meeting  (agenda here) is also co-sponsored by ISSCR. I have some major concerns about this meeting. In principle and in a general sense, I believe this is the kind of meeting and …

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Peter Nygård anti-aging guru draws a crowd at WSCS2012

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Who is Peter Nygård? A few days ago at the World Stem Cell Summit prior to the awards dinner there was a social gathering. This kind of thing is usually a good opportunity for more dialogue. When I got there I noticed two very famous people having what appeared to be an intense meeting of …

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Summary of George Daley talk on iPS cells today in Seattle

The best talk today was the keynote address by Dr. George Daley focused mostly on iPS cells. Dr. Daley is one of the world’s experts on iPS cells and pluripotent stem cells more generally. He covered many interesting elements of the iPS cell field including the genetic mutations that seem to occur during the reprogramming …

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