Saturday, November 24, 2007

Scientist who ignited stem-cell war says it's over

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN DREAM"

James Thomson, the scientist who helped ignite cultural and political controversy with the use of embryos in stem-cell research believes his new discovery – using ordinary adult skin cells – means the war is virtually over.

"A decade from now, this will be just a funny historical footnote," James A. Thomson told the New York Times in an interview.

Thomson's laboratory at the University of Wisconsin was one of two that announced Tuesday a new way to turn ordinary human skin cells into what appear to be embryonic stem cells without using a human embryo.

The technique involves adding four genes to ordinary adult skin cells.

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58843

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