Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO. The technique should allow scientists to better establish the relationships between genes and their function.
Mammal cells usually contain two sets of chromosomes – one set inherited from the mother, one from the father. The genetic information contained in these chromosome sets helps determine how our bodies develop. Changes in this genetic code can lead to or increase the risk of developing disease.
To understand how our genes function, scientists manipulate the
Featuring beautiful hand-drawn animations and interviews with leading stem cell scientists, STEM CELL REVOLUTIONS charts the history and scientific evolution of stem cell research – from the earliest experiments that first revealed stem cells in the body, to leading current scientific and clinical developments.
Supported by the Wellcome Trust and made by the same team as behind our four short films, Stem Cell Stories, this documentary is a genuinely creative collaboration between scientists and filmmakers.
STEM CELL REVOLUTIONS features eminent international scientists in stem cell research including Nobel Laureate Sir Martin Evans and Sir Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep,