Dr. Austin Smith from Cambridge UK is on the show to discuss his take on the world of all things pluripotency. We talk about his views on the ground state of pluripotency and how he attempted to drill down into the essential components of the pluripotency network using computer modeling.

Resources and Links

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Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Austin Smith