January 17, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

Pluripotent stem cells

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Sometimes patients or my students ask me, “What are the best stem cells?” what information are they looking for? I think they often are looking for the most powerful stem cells so perhaps they should be asking, “What are totipotent stem cells?” Other times it seems what patients specifically want to know is what might be the best stem cells for their particular condition. The answer to that is, of course, going to depend on many factors. I’m a long-time stem cell biologist so …Read More

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I just closed my blog’s poll on what are the most clinically promising pluripotent stem cells. Why close the poll now less than 12 hours after I opened it instead of leaving the poll open longer? You’ll find out soon enough. I can’t resist teasing you readers sometimes. iPS cells were the big winners in the poll at 48%. Allogeneic human ES cells were 2nd at 28%. In contrast, not a single person voted for SCNT-derived human ES cells. Adult pluripotent stem cells finished …Read More