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Are babies from same-sex couples possible?

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A question that has come up with advances in stem cell technology: could same-sex couples have their own biological children? Since Shinya Yamanaka reprogrammed first mouse and then human ordinary cells into powerful pluripotent stem cells, termed induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, back in 2006-2007 many new research avenues have opened up. The impossible suddenly …

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Stem Cell Outreach Success in Spanish: ¿Qué son las células madre?

I’ve been working on a stem cell outreach program for education (SCOPE) the last couple years. The mission of SCOPE is “stem cells not lost in translation”. What is SCOPE? I’ve got a white paper up on key facts and considerations for stem cells in dozens of languages. More than 120,000 people across the globe …

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Stem cell story of the year: human therapeutic cloning

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There have been many interesting developments in stem cells in 2013, but to me the biggest event by far was the first ever successful somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)-based human therapeutic cloning. This approach generated apparently genetically normal human embryonic stem cells (hESC), an astonishing accomplishment. There are two kinds of human cloning: therapeutic and reproductive. …

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Great Christmas Gift: Stem Cell Book 30% Off Now for Holidays

What’s the best Christmas gift for someone you know who is interested in stem cells? How about my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide. Check out these reviews: Here are the reviews on Amazon The Node The Sac Bee EuroStemCell Signals Blog Forbes The bonus is that it is 30% off if you buy …

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Teaching a class on stem cells? Here’s the book for you & your students

If you teach a class on stem cells, what book or other resource do you use? I know there are a lot of classes on stem cells going on out there. Part of the challenge of teaching students and trainees about stem cells is that the topic is a moving target. Another challenge is that …

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Some teasers from my new book, “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”

I’m excited about my new book that is coming out called, “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”. It’s just about complete and fully edited so it should be available later this summer, hopefully relatively much sooner as an e-book. You can pre-order it on Amazon or directly through the publisher here. Note that the final price …

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