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Outcome of FDA stem cell meeting likely to please no one

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It’s been a big 2 weeks in terms of media interest in talking about the upcoming FDA meeting on stem cell oversight taking place in just a few weeks. There are many questions about this meeting and I’m planning to tackle some of the questions in upcoming posts including next week. These questions include, “who …

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Stem cells on the 4th of July: plenty of fireworks lately

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It’s an exciting time to be a stem cell scientist and I feel fortunate to be doing research on stem cells today what with all the developments recently and real promise for clinical impact in coming decades. There’s also unfortunately a ton of hype out there including in academia, biotech, and the stem cell clinic …

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Puzzling Institute of Medicine stem cell workshop

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On November 18 in Washington, D.C. the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences will hold a workshop on stem cell therapies. The meeting  (agenda here) is also co-sponsored by ISSCR. I have some major concerns about this meeting. In principle and in a general sense, I believe this is the kind of meeting and …

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Dr. Centeno’s Guest Post on Risky Surge of Newbie Stem Cell Clinics

By Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. We have noted an explosion in the number of stem cell clinics over the past several years. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t see several new ones pop up on the radar. On the one hand, as somebody who has been treating orthopedic patients with stem cells …

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