This online, informational and interactive portal provides educational content and the ability to make connections and open new avenues of communication in our fast-moving field throughout the year.

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.

Upcoming Live Presentations

Title: TBA

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Central (U.S.A.) 

Simon Mendez-Ferrer, PhD, Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research / HHMI
To learn more about Dr. Mendez-Ferrer's research, click here.

Webcasts On Demand


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

Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. Central (U.S.A.)

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.

International Society for Stem Cell Research
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Skokie, Illinois, USA 60077
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