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iPSpine Kick-off Meeting

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UM Researchers Discover New Genetic Cause of Deafness

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Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the body’s more than 200 cell types.

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The Ethics of Artificial Embryos Made From Stem Cells

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From left, Farid Rajabli, Ph.D., Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Gary W. Beecham, Ph.D.

Researchers Explain Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

When it comes to the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, what is it that makes the same DNA change or allele (a specific version of a gene) very risky for some people, but less so for others? That’s the question scientists at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were determined to answer.

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