Stem-Cell Study Moves Ahead

I was thrilled to read about Douglas Melton in the article "The Quest Resumes" [Feb. 9]. The work he and his colleagues are doing will result in numerous lives being saved and an end to the untold suffering of many who deal with chronic illnesses. Ali Curry, HOLBROOK, N.Y.

Perhaps if Alice Park had interviewed even one opponent of embryonic research, her article would not have lacked so many important facts. Adult (nonembryonic) stem cells, dismissed by Park as "less versatile," have already treated thousands of actual human patients in the fight against conditions like juvenile diabetes--a...

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