January 18, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

Ed Yong

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Below are 16 Science Twitter accounts that I think are musts to follow for those interested in transformative science and also medicine from a wide range of diverse, thought-provoking perspectives. I could list 160, but I’ve picked these 16 as a nice sampling with a lean towards those willing to take a risk in what they say or with unique views.

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I try to catch up on my science reading over the weekends and evenings. Here’s my recommended weekend reading on stem cells & science. Did I miss anything especially cool? Let me know in the comments. Direct reprogramming of skin cells into insulin-producing cells. I love direct reprogramming. Healios and Athersys Enter Into Regenerative Medicine Partnership. Can they together create regen med success? National honor for helping “the blind see” comes from CIRM blog. Fun piece on CRISPR language by Ben Zimmer. ‘Crispr’ Breaks Out Of the Lab. …Read More

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TGIF recommended weekend reads including thought-provoking reading over a beer, glass of wine, or beaker…and what would RNA taste like? Two from Alexey Bersenev The future of human limb bioengineering Translating Cell Therapies: Academic versus Industry model CIRM blog: two cool recent posts Specialized Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Insights into X Chromosome Inactivation Da Mayor and the clinical trial that could help save his vision Science-Based Medicine We Should Abandon the Concept of “Alternative Medicine” RetractionWatch scares the labcoats off of scientists with this 8 things …Read More

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With these recommendations I’m aiming for a diverse range of content and perspectives, some of which I may not agree with, but all of which are interesting even if they are beyond research on medicine. Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells. More organoid news. Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow? Not exactly medicine, but a cool piece from Ed Yong. Damn. Inquiry into duplications reveals “multiple” image problems in tumor study in Cell Stem Cell. Comment on Proposed Framework for NIH-Wide Strategic Plan from NIGMS’ Dr. Jon Lorsch BioPolitical …Read More

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You might enjoy the recommended reads below and find they surprise and educate you. Products in the pipeline – Ocata’s RPE by Alexey, a nice update on Ocata. Yes, we are seeing more attacks on academic freedom: guest post by historian of science and medicine.  Guest piece by Alice Dreger on her new book, Galileo’s Middle Finger. Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments. Another piece on the hot topic of the week, Human genetic modification, this nice one by Dan Vergano over at BuzzFeed Science. How …Read More

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Here’s some thought-provoking weekend reading. ALEXEY. CLINICAL CELL PROCESSING NEWS – PART 1, 2015 BIOPOLITICAL TIMES. MITOCHONDRIAL MISSION CREEP AND THE CLONING CONNECTION CALIFORNIA STEM CELL REPORT. CALIFORNIA’S BOB KLEIN PROPOSES $100 BILLION, INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL/GENOMICS VENTURE CARL ZIMMER. A NEW THEORY ON HOW NEANDERTHAL DNA SPREAD IN ASIA DN LEE. YOU SHOULD KNOW: MICHELLE HUNTER AND EXPLORING NEUROSCIENCE THROUGH ART DRUGMONKEY BLOG. NIH CLUMSILY TRIES TO .. [SOMETHING] … FOR GRANT REVIEWERS ED YONG. FAST-EVOLVING HUMAN DNA LEADS TO BIGGER-BRAINED MICE GORSKI. BLOWING THE ANTIVACCINE DOG WHISTLE AGAIN KELLY HILLS. PRIMUM NON …Read More