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A (new) history of stem cell research

A short time ago, Ed Yong blogged about a timeline he created on reprogrammed stem cells, which we’ve mentioned before in our own blog. It presented a good overview of the major papers that have defined the progress in this specific area and we found it interesting...

Stem cells and the modern Prometheus

Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me? – Paradise Lost, Milton This harrowing quote from Milton, if framed as a first-person narrative of a stem cell’s fate, paints a troubling (and highly...