Thursday, November 20, 2008

Question for zealous proponents of ESCR. Why are you still talking about it like it's the only answer? This sounds much more promising than we were hearing even just a few years ago.
At long last, the glint in a researcher's eye has been turned into a significant advance in the clinic. Forget all the fuss about embryos and angst about playing God: this is unadulterated good news. We have proved that scientists can now fashion organs using a patient's own cells, eliminating the problems with rejection that have always plagued transplants. Today it is a trachea – tomorrow it could be a colon, even a heart.

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