Christopher Goodrich hopes to be one of the first patients enrolled in clinical trial that just got a go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, only the second trial approved anywhere in the world to test human embryonic stem cells in people. Full story
Aug. 14: A new "cell farming" procedure using mice could replace need for embryonic stem cell research by programming regular cells to become specialized cells. KNSD's Steven Luke reports.
July 17: Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, the Director of stem cell development at the University of Miami, is working on several projects that focuses on the use of embryonic stem cells to cure type 1 diabetes. While Dr. Bendala is hopeful, he says a cure may be five to ten years away.
March 9: President Barack Obama announces he is lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
March 11: The effect of President Obama's order to lift restrictions on embryonic stem cell research was felt immediately by companies and universities that work with stem cells. KNTV's Scott Budman reports.
March 6: Scrub. Rinse. Repeat.: Rachel Maddow explains how the Obama administration will lift Bush-era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2008 file photo, research associate Crystal Pacutin pulls a frozen vial of human embryonic stem cells at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. An appeals court gave short-term approval Thursday for continuing f
** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 2008 file photo, Theresa Gratsch, a Ph.D. research specialist, views nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., Reversing an eight-year
A researcher holds small test tubes filled with stem cells stored at a lab of the Sao Paulo University Human Genome Research Center in Sao Paulo, Monday, March 3, 2008. Brazilian church officials urged the Supreme Court on Friday to reject embryonic stem cell research in the world's largest Roman Ca