Disease Focus: Genetic Disorder


Derivation and characterization of human ES cells from FSHD embryos

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is the third most common hereditary muscular dystrophy. It is autosomal dominant, meaning that if one of the parents has the disease, their children have a 50:50 chance of getting it, too. FSHD is characterized by progressive weakness and atrophy of facial, shoulder and upper arm musculature, which can spread to […]

Molecular Characterization of hESC and hIPSC-Derived Spinal Motor Neurons

One of the main objectives of stem cell biology is to create physiologically relevant cell types that can be used to either facilitate the study of or directly treat human disease. Tremendous progress towards these goals has been made in the area of motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury through the findings that motor […]

Stem Cells: Fulfilling the Promise – 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

*Please note: this video contains graphic images of a disfiguring disease John Wagner presented the closing scientific talk at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting. Weaving together stories of medical history, literature, bioethics, and his own clinical work, Wagner describes the challenges and promise of stem cell based therapies. Dr. Wagner is a professor of pediatrics, […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Welcoming Remarks

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Welcoming Remarks Robert Klein J.D., gave the welcoming remarks for the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Klein is chair of the CIRM Governing Board. The CIRM-hosted event was presented […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Introduction

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Introduction Phillip Pizzo, M.D., spoke at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Pizzo is dean of the Stanford School of Medicine and is a member of the CIRM Governing […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Lynn Anderson

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Lynn Anderson Lynn Anderson, spoke at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Anderson is President and Founder of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Foundation. She was introduced by Albert Lane, […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Albert Lane

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Albert Lane Albert Lane, M.D., spoke at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Lane is chair of the department of dermatology and professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Stanford […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Marius Wernig

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Marius Wernig Marius Wernig, M.D., spoke at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Wernig is an assistant professor of pathology at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative […]

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Anthony Oro

Spotlight on Disease Team Awards – Genetic Skin Disease: Anthony Oro Anthony Oro, M.D., Ph.D., spoke at the “Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Genetic Skin Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on February 4, 2010. Oro is an associate professor of dermatology in the Stanford School of Medicine. He is […]

Spotlight on Batten Disease: Seminar by Stephen Huhn, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Stephen Huhn, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. spoke at the “Spotlight on Batten Disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on August 13, 2008. Huhn summarized the biology of Batten disease and discussed the clinical trial that is currently underway. ┬áHuhn is Vice President and Head of the Neural Program at Stem Cells, […]