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Stem cell predictions for 2012: Science, CIRM, ACT, trends

stem-cell-predictions

Each year at this time I start thinking about what the next year will bring for the stem cell field and make predictions. This year is no different and I’ve been pondering what 2012 has in store for us.  You can read my predictions for 2011 here and see how I fared. Not too bad, but overly optimistic …

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Key points about adult versus embryonic stem cells

Knoepfler lab stem cells

What with the Mississippi “personhood” amendment up for a vote today and also the Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference beginning tomorrow, I thought today was a good time for a post about adult versus embryonic stem cells. Does stem cell research have to be either/or? Adult or stem? Can’t someone be for both adult and …

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Why Horton was wrong: a person is not a person no matter how small, even in Mississippi

Horton-Hears-a-Who-in-Mississippi

Tomorrow night voters in Mississippi will vote on the so-called “Personhood Amendment”. If passed, the amendment would make a fertilized egg by definition a human being with the same rights as a living, breathing, thinking, walking person in the state of Mississippi. The consequences are not clear, but possibilities include such things as complete bans on …

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