A group of scientists from the U.S. and China injected human stem cells into 132 macaque embryos, which then developed for up to 20 days. While the research holds promise for organ transplants, studying disease and testing new drugs, it also prompts controversy. Get the full story from our sister site, Drug Discovery & Development.
Stanford University researchers say they’ve developed nanostraws capable of sampling cell contents—all without disrupting natural processes. The innovation has the potential to provide non-destructive cell monitoring versus lysing, the cell sampling method presently used. Lysing ruptures the cell, while the sampling method developed at Stanford relies on tiny tubes that are 600 times smaller than […]