Posts Tagged ‘synthetic biology’

Sculpted to a T: Synthetic T-cells for a more controlled immune response

Author: Holly Wobma, 10/18/16

I have a confession.  This is not a blog about stem cells. It is, however, a blog about cells with infinite possibilities of fate. Because we are entering the world of synthetic biology, where crafty cellular engineering has enabled a new level of control over immune cell function. This work comes out of Wendell Lim’s…Read more

Ugly duckling spreads its wings

Author: Jovana Drinjakovic, 06/13/16

  When Dr. Andras Nagy, a Senior Scientist at Sinai Health System’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, set out to catalogue molecular events behind reprogramming — a process of making stem cells in a dish ­— he did not expect to uncover a new kind of stem cell. But not everyone was enchanted, and Nagy…Read more

Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: April

Author: Mark Curtis, 05/27/15

. Welcome to your deal review for the month of April. There is no update yet on the fate of the Cellular Dynamics International/Fujifilm deal, but it appears that CDI made some effort to solicit offers from alternative bidders. Aduro made headlines, though, closing a *$136 million initial public offering (IPO) and opening on its…Read more

Using cell circuits to program cellular outcomes

Author: David Kent, 10/29/14

> One of my favourite things about the Till and McCulloch Meetings (#TMM2014) is the careful thought that goes into session organization. The balance of basic science, ethics, engineering, and industrial and clinical applications has always been a nice feature of the meeting. Having just listened to the speakers in the Systems, Synthetic & Applied Stem…Read more