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Mar 19, 2014

Stem Cell Quality Control

Questions were raised soon after a paper appeared March 6 in Stem Cell Reports entitled “Quality Metrics for Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Myocytes,” which asserted that “no standardized guidelines currently exist for the evaluation of stem cell-derived myocyte functionality.” (For more on this topic, click here.) Does this worry you?

Are you concerned about the quality of stem cells you are using in your research?

No, not at all
 
  21.9%
Yes, somewhat worried
 
  30.1%
Yes, very worried
 
  26.0%
Uh-oh, what’s in my petri dishes?
 
  21.9%

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