Talk:Adult stem cells
- Article makes it seem like embryonic stem cells have been led to more medical discoveries than adult stem cells. This is precisely opposite to what I've been led to believe. Can someone help me source this?
This article is factually inaccurate. I will re-write it. Please let me know if there are any points that I need to clarify. --RudrickBoucher 16:03, 27 November 2011 (EST)
I have edited the article to bring it in line with current research. I will add references later tonight, I need to eat some dinner first :) I did not realize that there was already a page on induced pluripotent cells. I am currently involved in research in that field--specifically, attempting to induce skin cells to become intestinal epithelial stem cells--I may lengthen that article as well.--RudrickBoucher 17:41, 27 November 2011 (EST)
My developmental biology textbook (Gilbert's "Developmental Biology"--the latest edition is the best textbook in the field, in my opinion) pretty nicely summarizes all of the points that I made in this article. I have referenced a link to the online material for that textbook. I am thinking that it might be more appropriate to cite reviews and papers from the peer-reviewed literature. However, I think that a textbook written from the literature is a more concise source of information. I would appreciate some guidance on this point. Should I thoroughly cite the primary literature, or is a textbook enough? --RudrickBoucher 21:18, 27 November 2011 (EST)