November 23, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog


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If someone is not in a war, but someone else declares war on them or actually attacks them, I would say the reality is that war has started and there are two opposing sides. However, has that happened when it comes to stem cells? Are we in a stem cell war? There have been times I thought the answer was certainly “yes”. I’ve been personally, verbally attacked by opponents of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) on numerous occasions as have many other scientists and …Read More

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The Komen foundation has had a rough couple weeks, huh? First, it said it would not longer provide support to Planned Parenthood under pressure from anti-choice extremists, some of whom appear to have infiltrated Komen itself. Predictably, there was a firestorm of criticism that has damaged Komen and arguably may have actually been quite helpful to Planned Parenthood. Then Komen issued an apology and said it might keep funding Planned Parenthood, maybe for a while, kinda…or maybe not. The apology smells like pure PR …Read More