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  •  I've been a secretary for researchers (1+ / 0-)
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    most of my working life.  They can only do it one replicable step at a time.

    The steps may spring from inspiration, but that's the simple part.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:20:04 PM PDT

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    •  In a way this seems to have solved (0+ / 0-)

      a problem - immune rejection - that was already solved in the past 3 or 4 years with the development of iPSCs.

      Or course, there is considerable debate within the scientific community whether iPSCs are functionally equivalent to ES cells . . .

      Overall, they both probably have their strengths and weaknesses so it's good to have both options available - you know, kinda like when you go to vote and can choose Dem or Repub . . . .

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