Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb isn’t rolling back his agency’s mission, although he is straddling the interests of the drug and health industries along with public health

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Buyer be wary. We are witnessing great promise in medicine today. The vocabulary dazzles: “precision medicine,” “stem cells,” “moon shot,” and other terms that hint at exciting new possibilities. But it is also a time of great vulnerability for patients

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Stem cell medicine has huge potential but unscrupulous clinics offering unrealistic hopes are endangering its future

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Stem cells can be coaxed to self-assemble into structures resembling human embryos

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Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz at the University of Cambridge and her team made the embryos using embryonic stem cells, the type of cells found in embryos that can mature into any type of tissue in the body

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A guest blog from Matt Donne, PhD: It was during winter break of my Junior year in college that the gap between the general public’s understanding of embryonic stem cell biology and the reality of that research quickly came into focus for me

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Stem cells with characteristics of totipotency — capable of creating all the tissue types needed to build and sustain an embryo — have been created in mice by a California-led research team

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