Stem Cell Research Update

8:43 minutes

In a surprising study in Nature, researchers reported that they were able to create stem cells by exposing mature cells to an acid bath. This week, scientists reporting in Cell Stem Cell were able to produce platelets with stem cells. Evan Snyder, of Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, discusses the latest research and what direction the field is headed towards.

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Evan Snyder

Evan Snyder is director of the Stem Cell Research Center at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.