By Wesley j. Smith The progress on induced pluripotent stem cells continues. Until now, the only way to turn a skin cell into a stem cell was to use genes to “reprogram” the cell. Now, it has been done with chemicals in mouse studies. From the Nature story: Scientists have demonstrated a new way to …Continue reading "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells without Added Genes"
By Dave Andrusko A report in today’s Guardian newspaper is just the latest evidence that when researchers are compelled to find stem cells sources other than human embryos, they benefit twice over. First, since human embryonic stem cells have no proven track record to date, resources are not wasted. Second, the need to look elsewhere …Continue reading "More evidence that when compelled to look elsewhere, scientists readily find acceptable alternatives to embryonic stem cells"
By Dave Andrusko twitter.com/daveha Time has gotten away from me today, but I still want to write something in the way of a follow up to the two stories we ran yesterday about Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a co-winner of a Nobel Prize. In an ingenious fashion whose results were initially greeted with great skepticism, Yamanaka …Continue reading "Dr. Yamanaka’s Magnificent Contributions win him Nobel Prize"