December 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

discoverer of stem cells

8 min read

In the realm of stem cell history, who really discovered stem cells? Is it even possible that one scientific team all by themselves discovered something so ubiquitous as stem cells? In theory “yes”, but after much historical research including this great historical article in Cell Stem Cell, I would argue that no one group really discovered stem cells. (2020 update: very few posts get me in hot water, but this one did as different folks felt strongly about specific scientists being given credit from scientific history.) …Read More