August 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cells 20/20

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Back in 2013, a half dozen years ago, I went out on a limb and made predictions for the stem cell field for 2020. These are different than my yearly predictions for the coming year (for instance, you can see my predictions made in 2018 for this year of 2019 here). As to my 2013 predictions, of course, it’s only 2019 and not yet 2020, but how are my old predictions looking at this point? I can’t be sure how they’ll look next year …Read More

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It can be kind of a big deal when politicians, especially at the federal level, write the FDA about stem cells. Is this going to be good news or bad? Some combination? I tend to worry that some senators or representatives might pressure the FDA to weaken oversight. However, lately it seems like the opposite is happening. Perhaps pressure the other direction, for less oversight, doesn’t see the light of day. Last April Senator Grassley wrote the FDA about problematic stem cell clinics and …Read More

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What would your predictions be for 7 years down the road and by the way please read the eye chart below out loud. How’s your vision? Today’s post is a chance to let one’s optimism and excitement about stem cells run a bit wild looking ahead not to next year, but 7 years ahead to the year 2020. Can we make 20/20 (i.e. accurate) predictions for where the stem cell field will be that far down the road? In my upcoming book (you can …Read More