Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Congratulations! You created dopamine neurons." (Virtual Stem Cell Laboratory)

From Children's Hospital Boston:
This interactive feature gives you the chance to manipulate embryonic stem cell growth and differentiation in your own virtual stem cell laboratory. It presents you with a dynamic, self-replicating "culture" of embryonic stem cells. At your disposal is a choice of factors. Do nothing and the cells will continue to replicate, but all of the new cells will also be embryonic stem cells. By selecting a certain sequence of these factors, however, you should be able to create muscle cells, neurons and other cell types, as well as the intermediary cells that lead to the specialized ones.
Technorati Tags: , ,

No comments: