The Rise of the Multi-Talented Adult Stem Cell — A new type of cell could lead to dramatic cures—and avoid ethical controversy. By Virginia Hughes, illustration by Scott Bakal, at Smithsonian Magazine, July-August 2013
Human embryonic stem cells are cloned. By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY — Stem cell researchers have reached a long-sought milestone in "regenerative" medicine that seeks to provide rejection-free replacement transplant tissues to patients.
Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders
Emily Bates. Studying the cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes at BYU. They found an ion channel that regulates the protein in this developmental stage! She received her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard.
BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder. It may sound like science fiction, but research into genome editing is booming. …