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Latest STAP stem cell whispers: glimmers of hope or mirages?

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On the STAP cell front, I’ve heard several reports now that labs can sometimes see some kind of either Oct4-GFP reporter activity or pluripotency gene expression in acid treated cells, but the scientists do not seem particularly encouraged. One said that the cells gave a glimmer of interesting gene expression, but would not grow at …

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Interview with Dr. Teru Wakayama on STAP stem cells

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I asked Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, who goes by Teru to those who know him, if he would be willing to do a Q&A on the STAP stem cell situation. Teru was senior author on the STAP stem cell Nature letter on chimerism, but was not a senior (note this is a correction from an earlier version of this …

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Talking STAP stem cells & more on cool ‘The Stem Cell Podcast’

Want to hear the latest on stem cells?Check out this awesome stem cell podcast series by Drs. Christopher Fasano and Yosif Ganat. These guys deserve some kind of award for this effort. You can listen to their interview with me posted yesterday where we dish on STAP stem cells, blogging, and more including two crazy stories I have to …

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Nature Post-Pub Examination of Its Own STAP Stem Cell Papers Breaks New Ground

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What’s the latest surprise on the STAP stem cell front? There have been many unexpected turn along the way in the past few weeks of the rollercoaster ride the stem cell field is on related to STAP stem cells, the super powerful stem cells reportedly (in two papers in Nature) made “simply” by exposing cells …

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New Ways of Thinking About Stem Cells: Book Excerpt

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Sometimes you think you know a person and they suddenly surprise you by doing something so new that it is shocking or by taking on a new personality. Cells can be that way too. In my book on stem cells, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide (you can buy it here on Amazon–it’s very affordable–or also here at …

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Invitation to crowdsource STAP stem cell follow up data here

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Update: I’ve set up a STAP new data page where people can share their results, thoughts, etc. The report of STAP stem cells has shaken things up. The idea that you can easily make powerful stem cells with a simple acid treatment or other sources of cellular stress has definitely caught the attention of the world of …

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