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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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Nominees for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013: scientists, advocates, physicians, and the Pope

Nominations for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 closed last night and I ended up with a remarkable list of 30 nominees. I have included a few sentences about each one below, often taking verbiage directly from the nominator. The online voting on these nominees will start soon. The top vote getters will move …

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Delightful overview of ISSCR 2013 by guest blogger Dr. Susan Lim

By Dr. Susan Lim A record 4100 delegates attended the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston from 12-15 June 2013. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Meeting featured 7 Plenary sessions including a Presidential Symposium, 20 concurrent scientific …

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Fertility clinic floats idea of human cloning for infertility

Human cloning is not so far-fetched any more.  Cloning of the Star Wars variety where new copies of people (although they would be babies, not adults of course at first) are produced is something I believe that we’ll see in the next 1-2 decades. Why would anyone bother to clone? Fame. Money. Vanity. There are …

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Human cloning Cell paper poll: significant uncertainty remains

A few days ago I started a poll on the Mitalipov lab’s human cloning paper in Cell and how people felt about the mistakes in the paper. Are these mistakes a big deal or more just minor glitches? Or somewhere in the middle? Based on the poll so far with 87 respondents, readers of this …

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Natalie DeWitt Must-Read Comment on Cell Cloning Paper Mishap

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Occasionally I call out a particularly important comment by a reader on a major issue and today it is commenter Natalie DeWitt (see my earlier interview with her about her experiences at Nature’s The Niche) who has contributed a particularly insightful, knowledgable comment on my recent perspective piece the Cell cloning paper mishap. Many in the …

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What do you make of the human cloning paper mistakes? Take our poll

When a high-profile paper ends up having mistakes, it can be a big deal and cause a lot of problems for the authors and the field. Recently, a sexy Cell paper on ES cell cloning from the lab of Shoukhrat Mitalipov was published and soon a number of mistakes were identified. How does that impact …

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Human cloning Cell paper under investigation: some perspectives

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Is it really deja vu all over again with allegations of potential wrongdoing in a paper on human cloning? “Say it isn’t so!”, is basically the universal reaction I’m getting from people in the stem cell field. Well, sadly it seems to be so folks. What’s going on? Allegations have emerged on a website called …

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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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