September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Friday the 13th

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I’m in the mood for something lighthearted and funny. Sometimes humor is the best medicine. So I’ve got a stem cell joke contest for you. The winner gets a signed copy of my book or a huge thing of cookies, your choice. The rules? Simple. The joke starts roughly as follows “Three stem cells walk into a bar…” You finish the joke in a hilarious way, perhaps edgy way. You email it to me or leave it as a comment. Anyone is eligible. The …Read More

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On May 13, 2011 I published a post entitled “Friday the 13th for iPS cells”. That day was indeed Friday the 13th and there were some reports in Nature of concerns about iPS cells in terms of immunogenicity and this had followed on the heels of reports on significant genomic and epigenomic warts in iPS cells. Well, today, more than two years later, iPS cells are still going along fine and we have another Friday the 13th facing us today…..let’s think of it as …Read More