July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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So you’ve got a great draft paper on stem cells or regenerative medicine, but you’re wondering, “Which of the stem cell journals do I submit it too?” I get asked this question fairly often so I decided to do a post on it. Sometimes I ask myself this question about a paper we have nearly completed. A few years back a did a comprehensive (and sometimes humorous) post on stem cell journals including impact factors and I touched on the fact that there are …Read More

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Science humor can be fun especially if it has an edge to it and if one is a bit burned out on grant writing. In that spirit, we have two silly science jokes for a Thursday. Why did the professor make an ovine-feline chimera? Answer: She had always wanted to herd cats. Why did the bioethicist cross the road? Answer: To “get out of the way” of Steven Pinker and the glorious progress of biomedical research using CRISPR on humans. If you don’t get this one, …Read More

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I’ve read a lot of bad writing in the past year including on prostate cancer. Lucky me, right? It’s probably true for most of us. However, a new piece in Slate on prostate cancer and the Movember movement (an effort that raises awareness and funds for prostate cancer research) takes the cake as the absolute worst thing that I’ve read in all of 2015. As many of you are aware, I’m a prostate cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with a serious form of the disease almost …Read More

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Flying out of Portland Airport yesterday, I saw these magazines side by side: Trump and genetic modification of humans. Hmmm. That’s a humorous juxtaposition and the two covers are oddly similar in design. It go me thinking… Could using germline human genetic modification be a wise thing to do in some cases? After all, humanity in many ways has serious flaws. Could we try to make Homo sapiens a better species via, for instance, CRISPR’ing embryos for “better” traits and removing possibly negative traits? …Read More