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Brief reviews of recently published articles, organized by stem cell type.

November 12, 2017 | Embryo Development

A new study employs CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to uncover differing developmental roles for the OCT4 pluripotency gene in human and mouse early embryos

November 6, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

Researchers have improved the differentiation of RGCs by creating a new and improved reporter human ESC line generated via CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing 

November 6, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Researchers studying microenvironmental influences on cell mechanics highlight a link between changes in cell volume and the differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells


October 30, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

New research suggests that selecting MSCs based on inducible receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 expression may lead to enhanced cartilage repair strategies

October 30, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

A new study suggests that engineered antibodies may facilitate the delineation of pluripotency networks and could represent the future of reprogramming approaches 

October 22, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

A study shows how human pluripotent stem cells form functional osteoblasts following transplantation into a mouse embryo engineered to lack a skeletal system

October 22, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

Researchers investigating sex chromosome trisomy discover that reprogramming patient cell samples may be an effective means to treat human infertility 

October 15, 2017 | Lung Stem Cells

In the search for more effective treatment strategies for lung disease, a team of researchers highlights the potential utility of allogeneic adult lung spheroid cells

October 15, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Researchers have developed a new means to utilize decellularized extracellular matrix in regenerative strategies including the maintenance of ovarian tissue 

October 7, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

An exciting new animal study suggests that oligodendrocyte progenitor cells derived from human ESCs are safe for the treatment of cervical spinal cord injury