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CHICAGO TRIBUNE Backs Off Advanced Cell Technology Story


Now the Chicago Tribune is backing off the story of the big embryonic stem cell research breakthrough that wasn't. And get this: Advanced Cell Technology's "ethicist," Ronald Green, who told the Washington Post, "You can honestly say this cell line is from an embryo that was in no way harmed or destroyed," a flat-out false statement, now tells the Tribune, "The approach does not harm embryos; the experiment did."

Ha! That's hugely different from what he said earlier. Moreover, the "approach" has not yet been done.

Maybe next time, Advanced Cell Technology breaks into the news, the MSM will learn not to trust the company's hype or Ronald Green's dissembling. But don't hold your breath.


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