Tagging Stem Cells - Online Exhibit

This exhibit is about an ingenious experiment published in 1963 by Drs. Till, McCulloch and their graduate student Dr. Becker, at the Ontario Cancer Institute & University of Toronto.(1) Their primary area of research was leukemia, which is a cancer involving blood cells in the bone marrow. Using radiation technology and microscopy work, they became the first scientists to identify stem cells which significantly advanced the study of stem cells and cancer therapy worldwide.  


(1) Read the original publication at this link  tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/2779/2/Nature_1963_197_452.pdf .

Special thanks to Dr. Till for his correspondence.