Genomic Instability in Human Stem Cells: Current Status and Future Challenges|
Genomic instability is recognized as one of the most important hurdles in the expanding field of stem cell-based therapies. The authors address the current status and emerging trends of the field, ultimately underscoring the need to implement new regulatory standards able to streamline the route to therapeutic applications.
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Yamanaka Interview on Clinical Use of Pluripotent Stem Cells|
Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka did an interview on the future of clinical translation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). He provided some intriguing new insights into the iPSC field and the broader stem cell arena. [Knoepfler Lab Blog] Editorial
More than Half of 2007-2012 Research Articles Now Free to Read
More than half of all peer-reviewed research articles published from 2007 to 2012 are now free to download somewhere on the Internet. That is a step up from the situation last year, when only one year – 2011 – reached the 50% free mark. [Nature] Editorial
White House Suspends Enhanced Pathogen Research
As the US public frets about the recent transmission of Ebola to two Texas health-care workers, the US government has turned an eye on dangerous viruses that could become much more widespread if they were to escape from the lab. On 17 October, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a mandatory moratorium on research aimed at making pathogens more deadly, known as gain-of-function research. [Nature] Editorial