Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Stem Cell Discourse

Another article in the Scientist, on the efforts to progress stem cell research... this particular line is quite interesting.

The public's lack of understanding of the science behind the research was highlighted during a talk by Stephen Levick, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, on Sunday when he noted that Irv Weissman had recently asked several people to draw a picture of a blastocyst; each of the respondents drew a fetus.

I don't know that I could draw a blastocyst either. But it's interesting how much the image of the fetus figures into the discussions of stem cells.

posted by ryan griffis  # 9:15 PM

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