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Weekend Stem Cell Reads: Naked mole rats, geckos, brain gel, & more

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Here are some stem cell reads for the weekend, ranging from media to research articles. TGIF! What are your stem cell or other science weekend reads? Let’s start with how difficult it is to make IPS cells from naked mole rats! Naked Mole Rat Cells Have a Stable Epigenome that Resists iPSC Reprogramming. It takes more than …

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Some weird posts: testicle soup, Kim Kardashian, zombies

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After six and a half years blogging here, I’ve seen so much weird stuff. Not all of it was even “bloggable” due to its crazy, not-safe-for-work nature. For TGIF this week, here are 10 of the weirdest posts from this blog over the years. Where’s the Beef? Reality Check on Stem Cell Test Tube Burger …

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Human skin stolen from regen med firm?

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The AP reports that one Gary Dudek of Pennsylvania is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin from a Massachusetts regenerative medicine company that was his former employer. Philly.com has identified the firm as Organogenesis and reported that Dudek was a sales rep there.  Dudek’s attorney, Eugene Tinari told a TV station that the criminal …

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Six fun, amazing, sometimes secret things to do in Seattle

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Every now and then I do a post on something fun and non-science related, and today it’s all about Seattle. Since it’s Friday, don’t you wish you were on vacation in Seattle? If you can ever imagine visiting Seattle in the near future, bookmark this page because I give suggestions for great things (some that …

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