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Progress in Pluripotency

“It has been less than three years since Takahashi and Yamanaka demonstrated that viral transduction of the four-factor cocktail of Oct4, KLF4, Sox2, and c-Myc transgenes...

Stem-Cell Biology: New Stem-Cell Formula

Nature, Research Highlights “Ever since Kyoto University's Shinya Yamanaka showed that cultured skin cells could be made to behave like embryonic stem cells by the addition...

Stem Cell Compromise

The New York Times “The Obama administration took the easy political path on embryonic stem cells last week by proposing to pay for research only on stem...

NIH announces draft stem-cell guidelines

Nature “The National Institutes of Health today released a comprehensive set of draft guidelines intended to govern federally funded human embryonic stem cell research.” Read More...

Directing dopaminergic differentiation

Nature, Editor’s Summary “Neurons that produce dopamine as a neurotransmitter control a broad variety of brain functions, including motor control, cognition, motivation and pleasure.” Read More...

Testing time for stem cells

Nature, News “The drug industry is keener on stem-cell technologies than ever before — and not just as a source of new treatments.”Read More &raquo

Stem Cell Fairy Tales and Stem Cell Fables

Science Progress CAP Senior Fellow Rick Weiss covered science and medicine for The Washington Post for 15 years, and now he brings his investigative eye to...

CIRM Close-Hauled, Seeks Bonds to Sustain Headway

Science “With dramatic shifts in both the economic and political landscape for stem cell research, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)”Óa state initiative set up...

Embryonic Education

Nature Editorial “Now that the US federal funding ban on human embryonic stem cells is lifted, scientists must engage the public’s concerns about embryo research.” Read...

By common consent

Nature “Engaging with the public helped US scientists build the consensus that finally overturned federal restrictions on human embryonic stem-cell research. That public outreach should not...