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Updates from Stem Cell Central

Wired has a couple of articles on stem cell news. One reports that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, launched as a funding source for scientists working with embryonic stem cells, will now award as much as $13 million for research into "techniques that do not destroy human embryos," according to the story. "It's a shift from the institute's original goal of funding mostly embryonic stem cell research."

The other story focuses on recent findings from Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist who led a group that successfully turned skin cells into embryonic-seeming stem cells. He just published work in Nature Biotechnology that adds to the earlier results by eliminating a gene known to cause cancer from the final product.

 

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.