Human Genetics : Introduction to the field of stem cell research. Definition of stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells and reprogramming. Adult stem cells, niche and asymmetric division. Clinical applications of stem cells. Cancer stem cells. Ethical issues surrounding stem cell research and clinical treatment.
Terms: Winter 2018
Instructors: Yojiro Yamanaka, Carl Ernst, Jonathan Kimmelman, Janusz Rak, Luke McCaffrey, Colin Crist, Kolja Eppert, Vahab Soleimani (Winter)
Prerequisites: HGEN692 or equivalent Minimum grade attained by student must be: B+