November 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iPS cell poll

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I recently did a poll on people’s reactions to the new paper reporting use an all-chemical approach to making iPS cells through cellular reprogramming. I got a good number of responses relatively quickly. The results so far suggest that by far most people think it is too soon to know the importance of this new report. However, of those willing to voice a more clear cut opinion at this early stage, far more were leaning towards the positive. In fact, the 2nd most common …Read More

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Adult stem cells are very powerful and important, but it is basically now an established fact that pluripotent stem cells will have important, unique applications in the clinic. Adult stem cells are not a panacea and we need pluripotent stem cells too. But what is the most promising type of pluripotent stem cell? Take our poll above to voice your opinion. A couple words about the possible challenges with each type. “Traditional” human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have important potential, but with today’s technology …Read More