Stem cell breakthrough more hype than hope

Posted on Monday, Aug 28 2006 @ 04:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I went online to see what other news organizations were saying about this new way to make stem cell lines. Words like "breakthrough," "major advance" and "very significant research" were flying all over my computer screen from all the major newspapers, wire services and news outlets.

The media hype machine was running full throttle. But, why? The science involved is not going to lead to any sort of ethical breakthrough..


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Re: Stem cell breakthrough more hype than hope
by Anonymous on Monday, Aug 28 2006 @ 09:08 CEST
If you don't think stem cells hold some of the key foundations to a world of biology problems, you would be incorrect. I'll leave it at that. The longer we ignore the research, the further others get ahead of us, and the less likely we will be a part of the cures rather than paying others for them.