stem cell banking

Weekly reads: stem cells to gametes, no PRP benefit, WHO CRISPR, pubs

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The paper of the week is from Science on making ovarian follicles and actual eggs from stem cells. It’s just in mice, but this line of work tends to stir people up. We’ll dive into that in a moment. But first some good news. We’re up to 146 subscribers on our stem cell YouTube channel …

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Fact-checking, pros and cons of cord blood banking

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When my wife and I were expecting our first daughter way back in the nineties, we received a paper pamphlet about cord blood banking. Back then, I was a graduate student at UC San Diego School of Medicine working toward my Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology and my wife was in medical school at the time …

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Some stem cell good news, stuff for debate, & cool pubs

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Sometimes we could all use a jolt of good news and cool science. Those of us in the stem cell field probably get tired at times of all the bad-ish, even if important news (like this from Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times) out there surrounding certain unproven stem cell offerings and also clinics that …

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Cryogenics to stem cell banking: time for deposit?

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Is it worth it to do stem cell banking? When I was a kid I remember hearing about people having themselves frozen or even just their heads frozen shortly after death. The idea was to cheat mortality by preserving oneself or critical parts of oneself until some future date when scientists and doctors would have …

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