May 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

REGROW ACT

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Senators Mark Kirk, Joe Manchin, and Susan Collins have proposed new legislation in the form of the REGROW Act that would substantially interfere with the FDA’s ability to properly regulate the development of new stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies based on hard science. The REGROW Act would force the FDA to allow rushed introduction of experimental stem cell interventions into patients even if the science did not support that these were safe or effective at that time. From the Kirk press release: “Unfortunately the Food and …Read More

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There’s a lot going on in the world of stem cells making for many striking headlines lately. Here are some stem cell headlines that caught my attention. Haploid Stem Cells Created. Could these cells be used to make germ cells? Charlatans and snake-oil salesmen ‘hijacking stem cell therapies’ in Australia In the CRISPR patent fight, the Broad Institute gains edge. The CRISPR-Cas9 patent chess match continues and some think Broad has slight advantage at this point. CIRM grant to fund proposed stem cell trials for ALS. Go CIRM 2.0. Removing Epigenetic Post-it …Read More