Hope for Healing


COLD CURE: Stem cells come out of cryostorage at ReNeuron's labs

For all the talk about U.S. cultural, economic and military dominance, there is one scientific area in which America may not become a superpower: stem-cell research. And who might be? Britain.

Last week the country's Medical Research Council (MRC) unveiled plans for the U.K. Stem Cell Bank in Hertfordshire — the world's first for storing and supplying tissue from human embryos and aborted fetuses to be used to repair diseased and damaged parts of the body. The announcement came at a London conference of 400 scientists, government officials and patient lobby groups from 10 countries. "What was interesting...

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