Stem Cell Lab


July 25, 1997 - Announcement of the first cultured stem cells
At an international symposium on the ethics of human cloning, Dr. John D. Gearhart, a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, announced that human stem cells had been cultured in a laboratory for the first time. Gearhart’s team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University used tissue taken from aborted human embryos to culture the stem cells. Stem cells are basic, unspecialized cells from which all other cells in the body develop while a baby is in the womb. Scientists believe that stem cell research could provide cures for many devastating diseases.



Visit to complete the Stem Cell Webquest below that you were given in class:

Stem Cells Web Quest - Student Copy.pdf


The History of Stem Cells