September 21, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Moriguchi stem cells

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After six and a half years blogging here, I’ve seen so much weird stuff. Not all of it was even “bloggable” due to its crazy, not-safe-for-work nature. For TGIF this week, here are 10 of the weirdest posts from this blog over the years. Where’s the Beef? Reality Check on Stem Cell Test Tube Burger Baloney You might also enjoy this 2017 post on lab-grown meat: Yum or yuck? Test tube bacon from stem cells. Stem cells in my Pepsi? A new weird stem …Read More

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I’m doing a poll on the strangest stem cell-related event of the year in 2012. The results are in and people seem to think all the candidate strange events were indeed odd, but the strangest of all was deemed the Japanese scientist Moriguchi faking that he had done iPS cell transplants on humans, a story picked up by the largest newspaper in the world as a front page story. Lord knows what strangeness awaits us in the stem cell world in 2013! Stay tuned …Read More

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I’m getting some heat from some stem cell folks who think I should not have blogged about the Moriguchi iPS cell transplant case. Their argument seems to be it would have been preferable to either (A) not blog about the story at all or only minimally so fewer people would know about it or (B) let professional journalists handle it in a more “measured” manner. I don’t really buy either argument. Let’s go over the timeline. On October 10th, Hisashi Moriguchi reportedly presented his …Read More