- The event was attended by a diverse audience: school children who already knew a lot about stem cells, people who regularly go to the RI public talks, and other interested individuals. By request, we tried to summarize the event in tweets.
- John Gurdon
- — the Node (@the_Node)Wed, Jun 27 2012 18:08:06"Growing a human body part" at the RI. http://www.rigb.org/contentControl?action=displayEvent&id=1306 …contentControl?action=displayEvent&id=1306 Hosted/introduced RIghbp Hunt. First speaker: John Gurdon. #RIghbp
- — the Node (@the_Node)Wed, Jun 27 2012 18:18:30Gurdon: nuclear transfer from single muscle cell to form tadpole. Frog has normal cell types, but came from 1 muscle cell nucleus. #RIghbp
- — the Node (@the_Node)Wed, Jun 27 2012 18:20:20Why did it take so long for sheep to be cloned? Method developed in frogs 25 yrs before. Gurdon: same method worked for frog/sheep. #RIghbp
- — the Node (@the_Node)Wed, Jun 27 2012 18:29:58Human egg cells hard to come by. Gurdon tells tale of 100 women agreeing to collection, *until* they heard what procedure involved! #RIghbp
- Helen Blau
- — the Node (@the_Node)Wed, Jun 27 2012 18:50:46Balance bw self renewal and differentiation. ES/iPS self renew, challenge to differentiate; adult sc differentiate, culture harder. #RIghbp
Growing a human body part - Royal Institution public lecture
On June 27th, 2012, Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Helen Blau gave a public lecture at the Royal Institution about growing new body parts.
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