Five years ago this month, Michigan voters did something extraordinary for science. Today, Gary Smith, Ph.D.,and his team a the MStem Cell laboratory carry out the research that voters approved: coaxing human embryonic stem cells to grow and flourish so that medical researchers around the world can study diseases and normal cell function.
Smith sat down for an interview to explain what’s happening with this voter-approved work.
Q: So what exactly happens in this lab?
A: We derive and grow human embryonic stem cells, in a slow, meticulous process that takes Continue reading