Joe Biden and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

By Daniel Garcia Former US Vice President Joe Biden has become one of science’s greatest allies. His leadership in the Cancer Moonshot Initiative led to increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) that was recently approved by Congress. Joe’s advocacy for science funding reinforces his reputation as a … More Joe Biden and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Shinya Yamanaka on the Current State of iPSC Therapy

By Samantha Jones A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka’s talk on the first day of the UC San Diego-Kyoto University Joint Symposium. Although I’m not a stem cell researcher, I’m very much aware of the buzz surrounding induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) research—the excitement that began … More Shinya Yamanaka on the Current State of iPSC Therapy