AFP Report on ‘Potential Breakthrough’ Flags Embryonic Stem Cell Research As Unnecessary

By Tom Blumer An unbylined Agence France-Presse report Wednesday opens by telling readers that Japanese researchers “have succeeded in growing human kidney tissue from stem cells for the first time, in a potential first step towards helping millions who depend on dialysis.” Another version of the report at another website identifies the reporter as Harumi …

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Updating the Stem Cell Wars (Part I)

By Gerard M. Nadal  Editor’s note. This first appeared at  www.headlinebistro.com/en/columnists/nadal/index.html and is reprinted with permission. Dr. Nadal publishes frequently on his own blog at  http://gerardnadal.com/ As soon as scientists begin discussing the differences between embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and altered nuclear transfer, most non-scientists become overwhelmed by the …

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