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Dozen Finalists for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013

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The voting is over and we have our top 12 finalists for the 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. You can see the final votes results below. It’s definitely an intriguing list that reflects the range of important areas in the field today. I can say without any hesitation that all 12 of …

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Why Shoukhrat Mitalipov opposes human cloning

People have been confused about human cloning issues in the last few weeks on a number of levels. The confusion has come along with the excitement, concern, and increased interest in cloning lately since the lab of Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov reported a few weeks back in Cell the astonishing feat of successful human embryonic stem …

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Interview with CAMR President & PAN CEO, Amy Comstock Rick

As many of you know, the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) announced today that it will dissolve as an organization. I both emailed and talked on the phone with the President of CAMR, Amy Rick (who by the way is also CEO of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN)). Below is a concise …

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5 human therapeutic cloning talking points dissected

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Yesterday’s report of human therapeutic cloning to make embryonic stem (ES) cell lines is a big deal. I support the work and I believe it is very important. People’s reactions to it vary wildly depending on their agendas of course. This post is a no-nonsense overview of the main points. My overall point. This is …

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Human cloning successfully makes embryonic stem cells

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully used somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) via the process of therapeutic human cloning to generate normal human embryonic stem cells (hESC). Recall that there are two kinds of human cloning: therapeutic (which is reported in the new paper discussed in this post) and reproductive, which is making …

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iPS cells top poll as most clinically promising pluripotent stem cells

I just closed my blog’s poll on what are the most clinically promising pluripotent stem cells. Why close the poll now less than 12 hours after I opened it instead of leaving the poll open longer? You’ll find out soon enough. I can’t resist teasing you readers sometimes. iPS cells were the big winners in …

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Which pluripotent stem cell type is most clinically promising? Take our poll

Adult stem cells are very powerful and important, but it is basically now an established fact that pluripotent stem cells will have important, unique applications in the clinic. Adult stem cells are not a panacea and we need pluripotent stem cells too. But what is the most promising type of pluripotent stem cell? Take our …

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What is Betatrophin & why is Harvard so excited about it?

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) is making a big announcement today about stems, the biggest they say in their almost decade-long existence. Last night I speculated/predicted some possible announcements. Today I’m betting they will announce the discovery of a novel factor called Betatrophin. More on Betatrophin in a minute, but first why do I think …

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Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teases Tomorrow Will Bring Biggest Announcement Ever: Predictions

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute yesterday posted on Facebook that they will make the biggest announcement in their history tomorrow. Big hat tip to Mohammed Mostajo for the heads up and pic on this one. Thanks! What’s that all about? I’ve been working on my sources! Possible predictions…. A. SCNT-production of genetically normal human embryonic stem cells …

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