This book collects and focuses on commonly used and cutting-edge methods and protocols for deriving and culturing human embryonic and adult stem cells. It presents clear, concise information that is immediately useful and applicable. Each methods and protocols chapter is laid out exactly like the next, with stepwise protocols, preceded by specific requirements for that protocol, and a concise discussion of methods illustrated by data. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of suppliers for all equipment used in the protocols presented, with complete contact information for the suppliers in a special appendix at the end of the book. Culture of Human Stem Cells also includes three general chapters on quality control, legal and ethical issues, and cryopreservation.This concise, one-stop resource is an invaluable introduction to the field of stem cell biology and culture for all researchers and clinical scientists with interests in tissue replacement therapies. It is also an essential textbook for teachers and students who are involved with this fascinating and crucial area of study and the therapeutic potential of stem cell research.