Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Stem Reality

Tech Central Station has a great reality check on stem cell research. They review the cold, hard facts of recent announcements and tries to apply a little perspective.

My husband spent two years doing basic science research on the cellular and molecular level. One thing he use to say about different media reports like "Today scientists cured rats of seizures," was the statement: "Well it's a very good day for rats!

Point being: It is a HUGE jump from a rat to a human or a petri dish to humans.

Buyer Beware.