Over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru exposes some hypocricy from a Newsweek science reporter named Sharon Begley. When Bush limited funding, it was taking the last hope away from sick and dying patients. Now that iPSCs have been discovered, stem cell science is merely one more mundane area of study:
While the research was once hailed as leading directly to cures–by turning stem cells into neuronal cells that could be implanted in patients with Parkinson’s disease, say–it now looks like something much more mundane: another laboratory tool to study different diseases, yielding insights that would launch the slow, years-long search for new therapies.
She obviously didn’t read that ESCs are the “greatest scientific breakthrough in human history.”
Get your stories straight, guys!