The DISCUSS project: Revised points to consider for the derivation of induced pluripotent stem cell lines from previously collected research specimens

Geoffrey P. Lomax, Sara Chandros Hull, Rosario Isasi

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Human somatic cell reprogramming is a leading technology for accelerating disease modeling and drug discovery. The Deriving Induced Stem Cells Using Stored Specimens (DISCUSS) project is a consensus-building initiative designed to consider how human somatic cells obtained under general biomedical research protocols can be used in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derivation. We previously published a draft list of points to consider for the use of previously collected specimens in iPSC research and then initiated a structured feedback and comment process. Here, we present a summary of this feedback and revised list of points to consider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalStem cells translational medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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