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THE ECONOMIST Notices Adult Stem Cells


I consider The Economist to be the world's best weekly news magazine. I often disagree with its perspective, but its journalism is usually top notch. (For example, it was one of the only news outlets to report the great Advanced Cell Technology's ES Cell Non Breakthrough correctly.) Perhaps it is the interesting absence of bylines...

In this story, we learn that a patient's own neural stem cells look to be quite helpful in improving the recovery from a serious head injury.

The procedure is in early human trials. Gee, if it all works out, we won't have to wait 20 years for cloned ES cells to do the same job.


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