Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord
In recent times, umbilical cord blood has risen up the ranks as the new novel source for stem cells. The unique selling point of exploring stem cells in umbilical cord blood is the 'pure' factor - having the capabilities for engraftment across a wider network of recipients due to the fact that fetal tissue is 'younger' in nature. Dr Suzanne Kadereit explores the many facets umbilical cord blood has to offer in this feature.
Cord Blood Banking — To Go Public or Stay Private
As we delve deeper and deeper into the human genome and uncover the potential that lies with stem cell therapy, the burgeoning discovery with regards to umbilical cord blood raises hopes and opens up a new arena in the banking industry. In this feature, Dr Vivek Tanavde looks at both sides of the coin of cord blood banking and weighs out the options to answer this new-age question — to go private or not to go private?