July 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Joseph R. Nery

4 min read

Just how good are human embryonic stem (ES) cells made by therapeutic cloning via nuclear transfer? How do they compare to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells or traditional ES cells made from IVF embryos? A new paper in Nature directly tackles these key questions, but first a bit of context. Three separate groups have now successfully made ES cells using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), with the successful technique first reported by the lab of Shoukhrat Mitalipov at OHSU last year. I have reviewed those three therapeutic cloning papers …Read More