Stem cells provide enormous potential for the field of regenerative medicine. Their ability to become any type of cell—blood, heart, brain, bones, skin, muscles, etc.—offers hope for effective treatments, or perhaps even reversal of, a disease.
This course will advance your understanding of cell-based therapies and show you what it is being done today to develop and deliver them. Discover new ways to restore organ and tissue function for the treatment of chronic diseases, genetic disorders and serious injuries. Get a glimpse inside the laboratory of medical researchers who are pioneering stem cell therapeutics.
This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.
You Will Learn
- Different sources of stem cells and how to identify them
- Key components in the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method
- Methods for quantifying iPS cell engraftment
- Practices for designing and generating human iPS cells
- Chris Bjornson Instructor, Stanford University
- Michele Calos Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
- Jane Lebkowski President of Research and Development, Asterias
- Matt Porteus Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cancer Biology), Stanford University
- Soeren Turan Instructor, Stanford University
- Joseph Wu Professor of Medicine and of Radiology, Stanford University
- $495 per Elective Course
- $3,445* All-Access Plan - Pay for six courses, get three free, and access them all for an entire year.
*If you have already paid for Genetics and Genomics program courses, the total cost will be pro-rated accordingly. Our Student and Client Services team will be in contact with you to make arrangements. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Units
By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.
Record of Completion
When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.
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