Organoids

TGIF science links: CRISPR, stem cells, caffeine, & more

CRISPR-pigs

I always like to do a bunch of science reading on the weekend when it’s quiet including stem cells, but also many other areas such as brain tumors and more. Here are some TGIF science links to thought-provoking reading.           CRISPR stuff Where in the world could the first CRISPR baby be …

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Healthy skepticism needed on claim of stem cell-derived human fetal brain

human-fetal-brain-IPSC

One of the biggest claims related to stem cells and in particular to induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC or IPS cells) of 2015 came just yesterday about growing a human fetal brain. A press release from Ohio State University reports that two of its researchers had grown a nearly full-formed human fetal brain. My initial reaction …

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Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代) on IPSC Trial for Vision

Monkey-stem-cell-RPEs

Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代) on IPSC Trial for Macular Degeneration By Michael Cea Stem Cell Analyst & Advocate (editor’s note: piece was originally posted on Michael’s blog here; follow Michael on Twitter @msemporda) Having followed closely the developments in programs using pluripotent based therapeutics I was fortunate during ISSCR2015 to have the opportunity to sit down with …

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Carla Kim & Hans Clevers talks on organoids at #ISSCR2015

liver-organoid

Organoids are pretty big in stem cells right now with the last couple of years having attracted a lot of media attention on mini lungs, mini brains, mini kidneys, mini guts and more, giving the impression that scientists know how to specify and organise cells into mini functional organs in the lab. Organoids have become …

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