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Volume 23 Issue 12, December 2005

Image of a mouse embryo undergoing gastrulation, in which the three embryonic germ layers ãƒâƒã‚âƒãƒâ‚ã‚â‚ãƒâƒã‚â‚ãƒâ‚ã‚â—ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm ãƒâƒã‚âƒãƒâ‚ã‚â‚ãƒâƒã‚â‚ãƒâ‚ã‚â— are formed. Two papers in this issue describe the differentiation of embryonic stem cells to definitive endoderm (p 1534; p 1542). Image courtesy Olivia Kelly.

Volume 23 Issue 12

Editorial

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News in Brief

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  • Forget everything you know about biotech venture creation—this is Russia! And Dmitry Morosov is one of a new breed of entrepreneurs ready to create a new type of Russian biotech.

    • Sabine Louët
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Data Page

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  • Desperate patients are travelling abroad for dubious stem cell therapies. Monya Baker investigates the potential damage not only to human lives but to reputable stem cell research.

    • Monya Baker
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Correspondence

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Commentary

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Investors Lab

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Book Review

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Patents

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  • Lessons from embryology point to better ways of generating endodermal cells from embryonic stem cells.

    • David A F Loebel
    • Patrick P L Tam
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  • Antibody surrogates based on a class of human receptor domains bind protein targets with high affinity.

    • Ki Jun Jeong
    • Robert Mabry
    • George Georgiou
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  • The genome sequence of a meat-borne lactic acid bacterium sheds light on its food-preserving abilities.

    • Vincent G H Eijsink
    • Lars Axelsson
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  • Two novel methods for generating mouse ES cells may represent more ethically acceptable methods for producing human ES cells.

    • Markus Grompe
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Letter

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New on the Market

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People

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