Adult Stem Cell Awareness

October 20, 2007

Adult stem cell scientist answers a few questions

Filed under: Mission,Real Hope — benotafraid @ 7:44 pm

Monica Rafie | Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Adult stem cells still trump embryonic

Martin Evans, last week awarded the Nobel prize for medicine, is rethinking his retirement plans. The discovery of embryonic stem cells in mice was groundbreaking, but creating “knock-out” mice to isolate and identify particular genes earned him and his colleagues the career-crowning prize. When the beaming “father” of stem cell research proclaims, “We will have the therapeutic medicine without the embryos. And it’s not a matter of if, but when,” one wonders why he seems not to acknowledge that there are already existing stem cell cures and therapies for an impressive number of conditions, including sickle cell anaemia, and various cancers… without the embryos. continue at Mercatornet


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