What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn
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Stem cells are a rapidly advancing field of biological research. Since Dr. James Thomson first cultivated human embryonic stem cells at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the late 1990s, this field of researched has exploded with potential. The links below provide access to a curriculum developed under the supervision of Dr. Thomson as well as the co-directors and staff of the UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center. The material has been reviewed for accuracy by the scientists actually conducting the research and was compiled and formatted by Craig Kohn, a high school teacher with research experience, for a high school audience.
- Stem cell curriculum including presentation, note sheet, quiz and questions
Additional resources about stem cells can be found at:
- Fostering breakthroughs in stem cell – UW Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
- Stem cell general information – National Institutes of Health
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