stem cells

Researchers were able to estimate the number of active hematopoietic stem cells based on the number of somatic mutations present.

Researchers in Japan being a new trial of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease, Science reports.

The two studies used Drop-seq RNA profiling to discover essentially all cell types and establish cell lineages in a model organism flatworm. 

Kyoto University investigator has been fired for research misconduct, while Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka has been penalized for lack of oversight, Retraction Watch reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: a DNA repair map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an in vitro method for genetic mapping in hybrid mammals, and more. 

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. 

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.