So I am in the classroom, I am teaching that genes control life, and yet in the lab cloning stem cells.
Remember when cloning a stem cell, you take one stem cell, which is the equivalent of an embryonic cell, put it in a petri dish by itself and it divides every 10-12 hours. After a week, you have 50,000 cells in the petri dish but the most important fact is that all cells are genetically identical (more on this topic here).
You have to understand that 48 years ago there were only a handful of us in the entire world that knew what a stem cell was. I was actually cloning using the very advanced technology that we’re using today. So I had a unique opportunity to be in the right place at the right time 48 years ago to study stem cells.
What did I discover? More to come this week! Click here is the major discovery.
What did you discover being at the right place at the right time?