May 31, 2012 11:43 am
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
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
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.