August 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Orac

4 min read

When we mix celebrities like William Shatner who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek series with stem cells, things usually end badly.  For this reason when I read that Shatner had gotten a supposed stem cell treatment, I saw it as bad news. Like the arrival of a Borg ship. Just one problem here is that Shatner’s getting unproven stem cells will almost certainly translate into many everyday people following suit. These people are likely to lose 10s of thousands of dollars …Read More

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You might enjoy the articles below and find they surprise and educate you. Products in the pipeline – Ocata’s RPE by Alexey, a nice update on Ocata. Yes, we are seeing more attacks on academic freedom: guest post by historian of science and medicine.  Guest piece by Alice Dreger on her new book, Galileo’s Middle Finger. Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments. Another piece on the hot topic of the week, Human genetic modification, this nice one by Dan Vergano over at BuzzFeed Science. How the …Read More

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Over at ScienceBlogs, Orac has put up an excellent post on the disturbing stem cell situation in Italy. This is a great, probing piece and I highly recommend it, but there’s more going on there too that is worth taking a look at including social media stuff. One of the other intriguing things about this piece is the extremely energetic discussion ongoing in the comments section on the piece. A couple specific comments caught my eye in particular. Comment #76 is from Dr. Javier …Read More