Stem Cells

Stem cells are cells that are capable of both self-renewal and differentiation. They offer the potential of an unlimited source of cells that can be used for drug discovery and gene discovery studies, and have been used in trials to treat diseases. The selected articles describe stem cells, their uses in medical therapies, and the ethical issues surrounding the cloning of organisms from stem cells.


From Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Neurons: Promises and Pitfalls
Ralda Nehme, Jon M Madison
Published online: November 2014
History and Ethics of Stem Cell Research
Alessandro Blasimme, Ariane Dröscher
Published online: September 2011
Cancer Stem Cells
C Cobaleda, C Vicente‐Dueñas, I Romero‐Camarero, I Sánchez‐García
Published online: January 2012
Cancer Stem Cells – Basic Biological Properties and Experimental Approaches
Jiří Hatina, Maria Inès Fernandes, Michèle J Hoffmann, Alain G Zeimet
Published online: September 2013
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Donald B Kohn, Jan A Nolta, Gay M Crooks
Published online: January 2006
Mouse Knockouts: Modifying the Mouse Genome by using Embryonic Stem Cells
Ahmed Mansouri
Published online: December 2007
Neural Stem Cells
Soshana Behrstock, Clive Svendsen
Published online: January 2006
Stem Cells and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Tobi L Limke, Mahendra S Rao
Published online: September 2005
Transplantation of Haematopoietic Stem Cells
Naheed Alam, Dennis Kim
Published online: September 2013
Bioethics in Embryonic Research
Glenn McGee, Sean Philpott, Vanessa Kuhn, Claire Robertson‐Kraft, Pasquale Patrizio
Published online: January 2006
Bone Marrow
George S Hodgson, Ashley R Dunn
Published online: April 2001
Haemoglobin Disorders: Gene Therapy
Derek A Persons, Arthur W Nienhuis
Published online: September 2009
Primary Cell Cultures and Immortal Cell Lines
Glyn Stacey
Published online: January 2006
Nuclear Transfer from Cell Lines
David N Wells
Published online: March 2010
Human Cloning
Anne McLaren
Published online: September 2006
Human Cloning: Arguments Against
Leon Eisenberg
Published online: July 2006
Human Cloning: Arguments for
David McCarthy
Published online: July 2006
Human Cloning: Legal Aspects
Christopher A Pynes
Published online: December 2009
Bioethics of Cloning
Christopher A Pynes
Published online: September 2010
Clonal Isolation and Plating Efficiency
Bernice M Martin
Published online: December 2011
Cloning of Animals in Genetic Research: Ethical and Religious Issues
Andrew Linzey, Ara Barsam
Published online: September 2006
Whole Animal Cloning
Ian Wilmut
Published online: May 2003
Regeneration of Organs and Appendages in Zebrafish: A Window into Underlying Control Mechanisms
Christopher L Antos, Michael Brand
Published online: December 2010
Regeneration of Functional Neuronal Connections After Injury in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
Martin E Schwab, Anita D Buchli
Published online: June 2012
Regeneration of Mammalian Skin
Anthony D Metcalfe, Mark WJ Ferguson
Published online: January 2011