Human Exceptionalism

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New Stop the Presses! York Times Publishes Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Breakthrough Story!


It is getting harder and harder to ignore the tremendous gains being made for regenerative medicine in the "non embryonic" sectors. Here is a great success, reported in the New York Times no less, wherein scientists have found how to garner thousands of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Already these cells have been turned into liver tissue. Had this been done with ES cells, it would have been on the front page. But I shouldn't grouse. This may be the beginning of the end for the wall of near-silence in establishment media about the tremendous advances being made in adult and umbilical cord blood stem cell research. As I have repeatedly stated, should it ever become clear that the cures and treatments can be achieved without human cloning, the debate will be over.


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