stem cells

An illustration of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq)

Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal causes of disease

Scientists in the Stegle group and colleagues have studied induced pluripotent stem cells from around 1,000 donors to identify correlations between…

By Guest author(s)


The image is a green coloured cell, with a wild and textured surface which is composed of many different shapes and shadows.

Scratching the surface on cell differentiation

Scientists in the Diz-Muñoz group at EMBL Heidelberg are working to build understanding of the role that mechanical properties play in affecting…

By Edward Prior


stem cells neurons differentiation

From stem cells to neurons

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have investigated stem cells and how they differentiate to become neurons. Their approach included an assessment of the…

By Fabian Oswald


From cosmetics to blood cells

Morgan Oatley and her colleagues in Christophe Lancrin’s group investigated how haematopoietic stem cells emerge from the endothelium in developing…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Artist's representation of double helix next to black mouse.

Deleting genes to study how germ cells are born

How embryonic stem cells develop into the germ…

By Patrick Mueller


Studying the molecular features of ageing in human blood stem cells showed that as blood stem cells age, their sugar metabolism increases. IMAGE: Campbell Medical Illustration

Ageing is visible in the way cells use glucose

Researchers from EMBL and Heidelberg University unveil the molecular mechanisms of…

By Iris Kruijen


HipSci stem cells

HipSci: The human stem cell bank

Introducing one of the largest collections of high-quality human induced pluripotent stem…

By Oana Stroe


Blood stem cell differentiation is continuous

Study by EMBL and DKFZ researchers means origins of myeloid leukaemias may need…

By Annika Duda


Chromatin cartographer

EMBL alumnus Jop Kind reflects on the questions that led him to this year’s John Kendrew…

By Margaux Phares


New EMBL-Hubrecht Institute partnership

EMBL and the Hubrecht Institute signed a 5-year partnership…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Lab Matters

The stem cell equivalent of an anti-wrinkle cream advert. Credit: EMBL/Hanna Sladitschek

Forever young

How stem cells resist…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Bertone and Smith: Unpacking embryonic pluripotency

Unpacking embryonic pluripotency

Embryology, genomics and bioinformatics combine to identify factors regulating mammalian…

By Mary Todd Bergman



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