November 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

transdifferentiation

3 min read

Do we still need iPS cells if transdifferentiation is so cool? Wait, how did we get to the point that people are asking me that extreme question? When iPS cells were first introduced to the world by Shinya Yamanaka, who I think will win the Nobel Prize sometime in the next few years, some folks went off the deep end. For example, opponents of human embryonic stem cell research (hESC) pronounced the need for hESC to be gone. Others like Dr. Oz, to put it …Read More