October 26, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

LTR7 iPS cells

4 min read

A team led by Shinya Yamanaka has published a new study reporting analysis of defective induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in the journal PNAS. Part of what I liked so much about this paper is that it tackled a very real, but controversial area of stem cell research. By this I mean the reality that a significant number of iPS cell lines are not always entirely identical to embryonic stem cells and some, a minority, have important defects. My own lab reported on another part …Read More