VIDEO: Haploid Human Embryonic Stem Cells

March 21, 2016

Scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Columbia University Medical Center and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome, instead of the two copies typically found in normal stem cells. This breakthrough in isolating male and female chromosome sets could help stem cell researchers develop cures for genetic diseases.