Tag: stem cell

Blog Posts (1)

February 19, 2014

Your Short-Order Stem Cells May Not Have Arrived After All!

A few weeks ago I blogged about a Japanese researcher's piece in Nature, in which she claimed to have induced pluripotency in mouse blood cells simply by immersing the cells in an acid bath for a half-hour.  It now emerges that the ...

Published Articles (4)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 5 - Sep 2006

Blastomere Blasphemy

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 6 - Nov 2005

Letter to the Editor Concerning Oocyte and Somatic Cell Procurement for Stem Cell Research

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 2 Issue 1 - Mar 2002

Stem Cells: Equity or Ownership?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 2 Issue 1 - Mar 2002

Part I - Jordan's Banks, A View from the First Years of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

News (3)

May 31, 2012 11:43 am

Did the California stem cell program promise miracle cures? (Los Angeles Times)

You be the judge. Alan Trounson and Jonathan Thomas, the president and chairman of California’s stem cell program, have taken issue with how I characterized their program in a column this week. I pointed out that its founding 2004 initiative, Proposition 71, “was sold to a gullible public via candy-coated images of Christopher Reeve walking again and Michael J. Fox cured of Parkinson’s.”

May 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Father calls for organ donation lessons in schools (BBC News)

A father who lost his son to leukaemia is calling for secondary schools and colleges to include one lesson on how to donate stem cells, blood and organs. Keith Sudbury wants to raise awareness by making donation part of the curriculum for students aged 16 and over.

May 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Vatican Academy Struggles With Internal Dissent Over Outreach to Biomedical Researchers (Forbes)

It looks like trouble’s been brewing since my last post on the cancellation of a major stem cell conference at the Vatican. First off, was last week’s post at Vatican Insider where Allesandro Speciale reported that the Pontifical Academy for Life is being paralyzed by a vocal minority on its board that has played a media game to complain about two events the organization held to reach out for a dialogue with research scientists.