Welcome to ISSCR Connect. This online gateway provides member access to webcasts of the latest stem cell research from around the world and free, public access to presentations that promote the awareness and understanding of stem cell research and the issues that surround it.

Coming Monday, 13 July 2015:

Presentations from the ISSCR 2015 Annual Meeting

Check back on Monday 13 July to see the presentation schedule

Current Series

Regulating Stem Cell Function


In our newest series we will feature recent advances in our understanding of how local and long range environmental factors and intrinsic molecular mechanisms regulate stem cell function.

Webcasts on Demand

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Simon Mendez-Ferrer, PhD, Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid Spain and The Department of Haematology and The Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge and National Health Service Blood Transplant, Cambridge, U.K.
To learn more about Dr. Mendez-Ferrer's research, click here.
 

Genetic Modifications in Humans:
The Scientific Methods, Medical Applications and Ethical Implications

Dr. George Daley, Boston Children's Hospital
Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta

It has been just over a half-century since the structure of DNA was solved. In the intervening years, advances in the technology used to analyze and manipulate DNA have led to scientific breakthroughs that have significantly and rapidly advanced how we understand and treat human disease. It is now possible to edit genes in humans, a strategy that is currently being tested in clinical trials as an approach to fight diseases such as HIV and cancer. There have been recent questions raised on whether this technology can and should be used to modify the inheritable DNA in human sperm, eggs or early embryos. Dr. George Daley, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, discuss the scientific and medical applications, as well as the social and legal implications.


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