Stem Cells and Medicine: Be Your Own Guinea Pig
California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences
As a leading force in stem cell research, San Francisco’s Gladstone Institute knows that stem cells are not what they used to be, literally. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In many tissues, they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. In this presentation, Gladstone Investigator Dr. Bruce Conklin explains the surprising past, present, and future of stem cells."