September 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

artificial embryo

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This is the second in a series of videos I’m doing where I answer questions about the stem cell field. You can see the Episode 1 video here. Today I tackle more questions on the stem cell field. If you have more stem cell questions, let me know and I’ll try to answer them next time. One reader asked me about stem cells for stroke and about one company, Athersys, in particular, but I haven’t had time to tackle that one in such a way …Read More

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Can you make an artificial embryo? Developmental biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz has long been on the trail of this seemingly almost uncatchable quarry. With her team’s publication in Science today they took a big step forward on this path even if some major hurdles remain. You can see her discussion of the research in the YouTube video above along with interesting comments from her graduate student, Sarah Harrison who was the first author. Congrats to both. The paper, Harrison, et al, is entitled “Assembly of embryonic …Read More