Science is still cool

Just in case you were wondering how I can continue to be a scientist in a troublesome marketplace, it is stuff like this that keeps me excited.  In the video below, a labmate took some stem cells from mice (that carry the ability to become any cell type) and added some chemicals to make them become one of those other cell types.  See if you can guess which one some of these turned in to:

Did you see it?  Look closely at the clump of cells at the bottom in the center.  See it now?  It was really amazing to see down the microscope, and unfortunately it doesn’t reproduce perfectly here.  Anyway, Science rules.

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