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Separating hope from hype in stem-cell research

Madison, Wis. - Opponents of human embryonic stem-cell research are fond of saying it has yet to produce any cures. That's like asking a fourth-grader why he doesn't have a job, given that it's been only nine years since University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist James Thomson figured out how to keep stem cells alive long enoug......

Full article >>> gerous to try in human clinical settings, even if it worked in a lab.

As one of the participating researchers said, A human is not a mouse, so a lot more work has to be done.

Those same researchers, which included teams from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, called on Congress and President......

Full article >>> iplinary lines, as well. Toxicologists learn from development biologists, who learn from geneticists, and so on.

The next time a news story breaks about a new way to create human stem cells, join in the celebration because it's a step forward for science. But don't believe it will trump what science already knows about how human stem cells work, or immediately replace known processes and ......

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