A Month in the Life of a Stem Cell Lab

Yi Yu, a research assistant in the Melton lab, holds flasks containing human embryonic stem cells. Researchers have developed a recipe to turn them into beta cells, which secrete insulin in the pancreas. In what they call the Foundry, they hope to produce 200 flasks of beta cells this year. (All images by Chloé Hecketsweiler)


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