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Reactions to the CRISPR human embryo paper

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

A paper published online yesterday in Nature (and ‘leaked’ a week ago by the MIT Technology Review) describes the use of CRISPR in human embryos to correct a mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The work has hit the headlines and sparked debate about its utility and implications. Collated below are responses from the field (or[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development, Southbridge, 2016. Mini report.

Posted by on October 12th, 2016

Two years ago, Development held a meeting on the emerging field of stem cells and human development. In announcing the meeting, the organisers described a knowledge gap:   “Strikingly, although we understand intimate details of the development of a broad range of vertebrate and invertebrate species, we know almost nothing about the development of the[…]

Staff Scientist/Research Assistant II – Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cartilage Biology

Posted by on October 10th, 2016

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Staff Scientist or experienced Research Assistant/Technician to join the stem cell and regenerative medicine-based laboratory of Dr. April Craft, within the department of Orthopaedic Research at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Our lab studies the development of musculoskeletal tissues, primarily articular cartilage, using human[…]

From naïve pluripotency to chimeras: a new ethical challenge?

Posted by on December 18th, 2014

This article by Insoo Hyun was first published in  Development. Also read the companion ethics article here.   In recent years, there has been much interest in the prospect of generating and using human stem cells that exhibit a state of naïve pluripotency. Such a pluripotent state might be functionally confirmed by assessing the chimeric contribution of these cells to non-human blastocysts. Furthermore, the[…]

Looking inwards: opening a window onto human development

Posted by on December 16th, 2014

This editorial was first published in Development. It was written by Olivier Pourquié, Benoit Bruneau, Gordon Keller and Austin Smith.   The past 30 years or so have witnessed tremendous advances in the field of developmental biology. This has resulted in a growing (although still incomplete) understanding of the molecular basis of embryonic development, including characterization of signals and genes involved[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development: the video

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

We have previously posted about the workshop that Development organised in September, titled ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. We provided a general summary of the meeting, as well as an overview of the stem cells ethics discussion that took place at the workshop. In addition, we have just published a video on this workshop on our YouTube[…]

Development: Special Issue on Human Development

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

As we’ve reported elsewhere on the Node (here and here), we recently held a very successful meeting ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development‘. As a direct result of the enthusiasm expressed at this meeting, we are now planning a Special Issue on the topic of Human Development, scheduled for publication in late 2015. Submissions must[…]

Human Stem Cell research: new ethical questions?

Posted by on October 21st, 2014

The Ethics Session at the Company of Biologists “From Stem Cells to Human Development” workshop Last September the Company Of Biologists organized an exciting three-day dive into the biology of human stem cells and their use to study human development and regeneration (look out for the full meeting report in Development, coming soon, and Katherine[…]

‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’ – A Company of Biologists’ Workshop

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014

Last week, several of the Company of Biologists’ team de-camped to Surrey for our latest Workshop ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. Unlike previous events, this was a larger meeting, with 112 participants from all over the world. Organised by the editors of Development, the theme of the meeting (as implied by the title!) was[…]

The Company of Biologists Workshop: From Stem Cells to Human Development

Posted by on February 18th, 2014

As you may know, the Company of Biologists runs a fantastic series of small Workshops on diverse topics across the life sciences (more details on our website). I’m excited to announce that the latest in this series, “From Stem Cells to Human Development”, is now open for registration. The Workshop is being organised by our[…]