Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology

Online ISBN: 9780470151808

DOI: 10.1002/9780470151808

Mission Statement

Sound and reproducible laboratory methods are the foundation of scientific discovery. Yet all too often, nuances that are responsible for an experiment’s success are not captured in the primary literature, but exist only as part of a lab’s oral tradition. The aim of each Current Protocols title is to provide the clearest, most detailed and reliable step-by-step instructions for all protocols relevant to a given subject area. Written by experts in the field and extensively edited to our exacting standards, each article also provides invaluable discussions of background information, applications of the methods, important assumptions, key parameters, troubleshooting tips, time considerations and more. Furthermore, Current Protocols content is thoughtfully organized by topic for optima; usage and to maximize contextual knowledge. Regular supplements allow Current Protocols to constantly evolve to keep pace with the newest discoveries and developments.

Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology is a comprehensive source for protocols in the rapidly growing field of stem cell biology, providing protocols for the isolation, characterization, and differentiation of embryonic and adult stem cells. Stem cell biology is a relatively new field; it shares a foundation with developmental biology and interests with cell biology, genetics, and medicine. Stem cells have enormous and as yet untapped potential for developing therapeutic agents for a wide variety of human health concerns. In addition study of stem cell biology can lead to major advancements in our understanding of the basic developmental process.

Written by investigators from around the world, Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology provides a global collection of methods to explore the full potential of stem cells. The protocols include all of the information necessary to complete an experiment in the laboratory—introduction, materials lists with supplier information, detailed step-by-step procedures with helpful annotations, recipes for reagents and solutions, illustrative figures and information-packed tables, and commentary to help avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot experiments.

The target audience for Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology includes anyone interested in conducting research on stem cells. Sufficient detail is provided to permit duplication of the protocols in any laboratory, whatever the disciplinary background and level of sophistication.

stem cell biologists • developmental biologists • molecular biologists • geneticists • physicians • cell biologists • oncologists

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