Benchmark proposed to better replicate natural stem cell development in the laboratory environment

25 octubre 2014

A benchmark to assess how well stem cell culture conditions in the lab resemble counterparts in the developing embryo has been developed by researchers. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are cells that can transform into almost any cell in the human body. Scientists have long cultured PSCs in the laboratory (in vitro) using many different methods and under a variety of conditions.