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Stem cell progress

Stem cell researchers have managed to fully mature brain cells in a laboratory, potentially paving the way for treatment of epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

Oh yeah, and this happened in America. With adult stem cells.

Just to be clear, I support embryonic stem cell research, but this article is important in that it belies two common, partisan myths: First, that adult stem cells aren't worth crap, and second, that America is so woefully behind in this field that they're essentially out of the game.

In short, this is good news all the way around, and should be celebrated by everyone.


Individual Americans may be behind in embryonic stem cell research, but, thank god, Americans aren't the only people in the world doing research. As long as someone is doing it, be it in South Korea, UK, Germany or Australia, I'm happy. Everyone benefits from the knowledge that comes from these researchers.

Bush's position on stem cell research is one of the reasons I did not vote for him in the last election.

Go Stemcell Research Go. I can't wait until we figure out a cure for cancer :)

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