The 60th anniversary of Drs. C.P. Leblond and Yves Clermont’s seminal discovery of the stem cell renewal theory was recently recognized in Nature:
Following their seminal work in the early 1960s on bone marrow transplantation in irradiated mice, James Till and Ernest McCulloch have been rightly credited for defining the principles that underpin modern stem cell biology. However, for many, the foundations of the adult stem cell field were laid a decade earlier, in 1953, in a remarkable study by two other Canadians, Yves Clermont and Charles Philippe Leblond.
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December 12, 2013