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Friday, November 11, 2005

A New Stem Cell Hope 

The ethical (and, more prominently, political) furor over use of embryonic stem cells in research may soon diminish: Florida researchers have developed a new type of bioreactor, in which they claim to be able to reliably culture and direct differentiation of adult (bone marrow) stem cells. These cells can't do everything an embryonic cell can, but they can do a lot, and are fertile ground for more basic research. Cool!

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