ISSCR Guidelines Update on Stem Cell Research

How are rapid advances in stem cell research raising new scientific and ethical questions, such as the ability to extend the time in culture of human embryos? The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) released its highly anticipated updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine on…

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expert reaction to study looking at generating human-monkey chimeric embryos

A study published in Cell looks at injecting human stem cells into primate embryos to grow human-monkey chimeric embryos.   Dr Alfonso Martinez Arias, Affiliated lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, said: “In my opinion the Cell press release overstates what the results show. For example, it says that…

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