Woltjen Lab

Stem Cells and Genome Engineering


Recommended Reading
In the Media
Scientific Resources
Labs, Research Centres, and Societies
Public Resources
Life and Research In Japan
Fun Links (hey, stop wasting time!)


CiRA Hakubi iCeMS KyotoU


Recommended Reading

PB-iPS established in mouse and human PubMed
Takahashi and Yamanaka report iPS cell process PubMed

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Our Research In the Media

July 2, 2010 – Swedish Radio Interview regarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine
July 2, 2010 – Cell Stem Cell Preview
April 21, 2010 – Nikkei Business Daily (English)
May 7, 2009 – Dana Foundation Interview
April 9, 2009 – Nature News and Views
March 2, 2009 – CTV News Article, Video Interviews
March 2, 2009 – Our piggyBac work highlighted in the best iPS / ES Cell Blog (in Japanese)

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Scientific Resources

Reference Material

Cell Snapshots – Concepts in Life Science Visualized

Online Databases, Genome Browsers

Ensembl – Genome Browsing
UCSC – Genome Browsing
MGI – Transgenic Mouse Resource

Recombinant DNA Tools

Recombineering – Recombineering resources (NCI Frederick)
GeneBridges – Commercial Recombineering resources
AddGene – Plasmid repository
ApE – Plasmid editing software (free)
TALENT – TALEN Design tool

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Labs, Research Centres and Societies


Nagy Lab – Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sick Kids Research – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NorCOMM – Canadian branch of the IKMC (International Knockout Mouse Consortium)
Canadian Stem Cell Network


RIKEN CDB – Premier developmental biology research


ISSCR – International Society for Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Resources for the Public

Considering Stem Cell Therapy? Get informed by REAL stem cell scientists and clinicians!

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Life and Research in Japan

Useful Weblinks for life in Japan (iCeMS Website)
GaijinPot – Live. Work. Play. In Japan.

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Fun Links (hey, stop wasting time!)

Games you can justify

Phylo – Sequence alignments across species – From McGill University
Foldit – Solve protein folding


Inhabitat – Green Design
Slashdot – News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters

Science WebComics

Dr. McNinja – A pretty smart doctor and a damn good ninja
Ph.D. – Piled Higher and Deeper – a webcomic for grad students and professors. You’re not the only one who feels that way!

Just Silly

Engrish – Everything is lost in translation (sometimes NSFW, read at your own discretion)

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