Against an international ban on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research for therapeutic purposes

We, the undersigned, [Citizens from all over the world, leaders in the fields of science, art and politics] come together to express their hope for freedom in scientific research and to reject those elements of society that would seek to constrain or otherwise undermine this freedom. As a result of rapid advancement in scientific research,

Danish scientists about to begin first ever stem cell trials on humans

By: Kristian Sjøgren   The possibility of using stem cells to treat diseases was first suggested in the early 1990s.  After many years of waiting, followed by more waiting, scientists are finally ready to conduct the first ever clinical trials on humans. These experiments will involve Danish patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have suffered

Abnormalities in human pluripotent cells due to reprogramming mechanisms

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University show that, when pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) or stem cells created using a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) are compared, the genomic and epigenomic landscapes of the resulting cell types differ with the genomes of stem cells created through SCNT matching those of embryonic stem cells