August 5, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iPS cell clinical use

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Shinya Yamanaka is one of my favorite fellow scientists. His research is creative and rigorous along with having huge clinical implications. At the same time, Dr. Yamanaka sees the big picture and he’s very open about talking about real life as a scientist. I really appreciate both levels. In the past I interviewed him for my blog on the clinical use of IPS cells. In a new interview with Yamanaka by The Japan Times, he says quite a lot of important things. The field should …Read More

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One of my favorite stem cell scientists is Jeanne Loring of Scripps. She does great science and when you ask her questions, she frankly states her opinions and is clearly a gifted educator at heart too. Below is a Q&A interview I did with Jeanne on key issues of clinical translation of iPS cells. You will see that Jeanne is very optimistic about the eventual clinical use of iPS cell-based medicines. My Qs are bolded and her answers are italicized. Enjoy! 1. While there …Read More