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The Science of Stem Cells: Online Course

November 6, 2017 - December 8, 2017


What promise do stem cells hold for medical treatments? In this five-part online course you will explore the history and basic biology of stem cells, learn about new research techniques, and find out how stem cells could lead to cures for diseases and to individualized medicine. Through video lectures, articles, and discussions, you will hear from Museum scientists, medical researchers at the frontiers of the field, and a panel of bioethics experts who will address the ethical implications of stem cell research and therapy. Learn what has already been accomplished, what challenges remain, and what medical breakthroughs may lie ahead.

Course Information:
The course is divided into five week-long modules (we will take a break for the week of Thanksgiving, and thus conclude on December 15). The course contains readings and videos to help learners understand the science, and online discussion forums. The course is "asynchronous", which means that there is no specific time that learners need to log in to the course to view lectures or other course materials. Learners can view course resources whenever is convenient for them, wherever they have an internet connection. 

On Monday morning, November 6, we will send you a link to access the course and you will also hear from your instructor, Dr. Zehra Dincer.


The Science of Stem Cells is supported by the Empire State Stem Cell Fund through New York State Department of Health Contract # DOH01-C30157GG-3450000.