July 13, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Michael J. Fox

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One of the most famous living biological scientists, Sir Ian Wilmut, just announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. I wish him the best in dealing with this illness. Wilmut is very well-known for having cloned the first mammal, Dolly the Sheep. This work followed on the earlier breakthrough by Sir John Gurdon of cloning the first vertebrate with his work in frogs. it just occurred to me: I’m not sure if the first cloned frog had a name! Over the years there has been …Read More

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What are the top stem cell videos on YouTube? They are not at all what I thought they would be, at least the top 20 as ranked by view count. Update for 2020: One of the top videos now is a provocative one of Joe Rogan, Mel Gibson, and a clinic operator. This video seems to promote unproven, for-profit stem cell offerings including at a clinic in Panama. I’m not sure why Rogan is gung-ho on unproven stem cells, but I do wonder if …Read More