Posts Tagged ‘genetic engineering’

Would you buy a designer bag made from lab-grown human skin?

Author: Jovana Drinjakovic, 10/06/16

In case you haven’t heard, Tina Gorjanc, a UK-based fashion designer, shocked the fashion world this summer when she announced her Pure Human collection of luxury leather items, to be made from lab-grown human skin, engineered with the late designer Alexander McQueen’s DNA. I know, it makes your brain twist in on itself! As you…Read more

Right Turn: The wait is over

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/01/16

For nearly 2 million people, the restless nights, anxious days, over-caffeinated spiral is almost over. On April 14th, Orphan Black returns with its fourth season. A few Christmases ago, I compiled a list of television shows and movies that feature stem cells in a leading or supporting role. At the time, I referred to Orphan…Read more

Cell Therapy Deal Review: November

Author: Mark Curtis, 12/30/15

Welcome to your Cell Therapy Deal Review for the month of November. Astellas failed to achieve the majority share it needed to push through a takeover of Ocata Therapeutics valued at $379 million. ImmunoCellular Therapeutics announced a research agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center to advance a Stem-to-T-Cell Program. Servier exercised its option for exclusive,…Read more

Right Turn: Genome engineering infographic

Author: Stacey Johnson, 11/06/15

According to the helpful infographic below from Thermo Fisher, genetic engineering has been around since 1831. With the introduction of CRISPR/Cas9 in 2012, genome engineering – or at least CRISPR – seems to be on everyone’s lips. Signals bloggers are no exception. Holly Wobma first wrote about CRISPR in an August 2014 post here, then…Read more