September 20, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

#scicomm

4 min read

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 was, “Wow”, but a very skeptical “wow”. A few past stem cell claims that turned out to be too good to be true have made me even more cautious and skeptical …Read More