Posts Tagged ‘genetic engineering’

Relay race to finish off inflammatory cells

Author: Holly Wobma, 07/12/17

I don’t have many distinct memories from childhood. Certainly not of global events. But given the sweltering weather, the recent Canada 150 celebration, and a cool new paper published in Cell Chemical Biology, my mind wandered back to the ’96 summer Olympics (Atlanta), when Donovan Bailey raced through the finish line with his arms in…Read more

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