Monday, December 03, 2007

A Sneak Peak Inside a Stem Cell Lab

On several occasions, we've blogged about how stem cell research is not an 'either-or' proposition. Today, Kathryn Hinsch pens an article at Science Progress giving us a peek inside a privately funded stem cell lab and at the motivations of stem cell researchers. One of the researchers talks poignantly about the "work became an existential commitment, a chance to do battle with public health challenges.”

The crux of the article is that "To win the battle against disease, dysfunction, and injury, stem cell research must continue on all fronts: embryonic, IPS [induced pluripotent stem cells], placental, and adult." To get a bigger view inside the lab and read the rest of the article, click here.

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