Posts Tagged ‘SCNT’

Using stem cells to cure… extinction?

Author: Peter Raaymakers, 05/15/13

In last week’s Right Turn, we talked about how stem cells are responsible for the colours and patterns of bird feathers—and birds, as the graphic on the right demonstrates, are basically just tiny dinosaurs. Given that there is much promise in stem cell research (and also a great deal of hype), it makes one wonder:…Read more

The future of the stem cell controversy: Do citizens prefer iPS cells?

Author: Nick Dragojlovic, 11/08/12

If you’ve been feeling like you can’t open a web browser these days without finding a story about induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), you’re not alone.  Unlike embryonic stem cells, iPSCs are created by directly reprogramming adult cells taken from donors or patients, and they’ve been all over the news. Most notably, Sir John B….Read more

Human somatic cell nuclear transfer: Three genomes is the charm

Author: Angela C. H. McDonald, 10/06/11

Well before the creation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a handful of researchers were using another reprogramming technique, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), with the hopes of deriving patient-specific pluripotent stem cell lines. The availability of such cell lines would open up immense potential for developing personalized cell-based therapies as well as allowing…Read more