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Meet our pigs!

Through pigs like these, we are looking to determine if NSCs can survive and integrate into an injury site within the brain. Someday, we hope this type of treatment can be translated to humans!
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Chimeric Pigs Produced from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Demonstrate Germline Transmission and No Evidence of Tumor Formation in Young Pigs

Read our landmark paper “Chimeric Pigs Produced from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Demonstrate Germline Transmission and No Evidence of Tumor Formation in Young Pigs” published in the journal Stem Cells- one of the leading stem cell journals in the world. This article highlights how stringent analysis of chimeric pigs at…
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The West Laboratory at ISSCR 2011: Chimeras and Tumors

The West Lab presented some of their groundbreaking research focusing on tumorigenicity and developmental aspects of chimeric pigs derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. The poster raised a number of critical questions in the field including what aspects enable some iPSCs to be chimeric competent and others are not. The…
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We made the cover of Stem Cells and Development!

  Porcine induced pluripotent stem cells produce chimeric offspring. West FD, Terlouw SL, Kwon DJ, Mumaw JL, Dhara SK, Hasneen K, Dobrinsky JR, Stice SL. Stem Cells Dev. 2010 Aug;19(8):1211-20.   Abstract Ethical and moral issues rule out the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in chimera studies…
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