November 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Fergus Walsh

5 min read

What is stem cell media? When us scientists hear the phrase “stem cell media” we usually think about the liquid food that we feed our stem cells in the lab, which resembles a kind of nutrient-rich Kool-aid, but another kind of stem cell media consists of the news coverage of stem cells. This other kind of stem cell media does a service in education the public, but it sometimes goes astray to engage in hype or get things factually wrong. This media mess may …Read More

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A new paper from a UK team yesterday showed that mitochondrial replacement therapy faces a serious and difficult safety hurdle fitting with similar findings from an earlier recent study from a different team led by Dieter Egli, but the UK media and some scientists there are engaging in hype, claiming the exact opposite. They are pushing the unscientific meme that mitochondrial replacement, also known by other terms such as 3-person IVF, has now been shown to be safe and will produce safe pregnancies. It’s a powerful example of science …Read More