stem cells

Will They Renew?

As the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine runs out of funds, NPR asks whether states will again fund stem cell research.

A Kyoto University investigation finds a researcher guilty of manipulating image data in a stem cell paper, Retraction Watch reports.

The companies will offer CDI's human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived tissue cells with Nanion's ion channel drug discovery and screening platform.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variability in iPSCs, the silver birch, and more.

Researchers profiled the genotypes and phenotypes for more than 700 induced pluripotent stem cell lines, uncovering between-individual sources of variation. 

Under the terms of the deal, Stemcell will distribute Cellular Dynamics' iCell line of induced pluripotent stem cell products.

The firm will use MaxCyte's cell transfection platform to edit hematopoietic stem cells with CRISPR/Cas9 in hemoglobinopathy and SCID.

Researchers found evidence that mutations and age-related methylation signatures tend to persist in induced pluripotent stem cells from the elderly.

The cell lines were edited with CRISPR/Cas9 to create fusions of GFP with the proteins of interest, allowing researchers to image structures in real time.

The researchers said their one-step, inducible, multiplex gene knockdown and gene knockout platforms can be used in many differentiated cell types.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.