Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Faked stem cell research

Stem cell researchers and other cloning advocates are always telling us how scientists can do the research ethically if only they get more govt money.The funny thing is that we keep hearing stories of corruption, faked research, and too much money in the field. The WSJ reports:
Almost two weeks ago, Advanced Cell Technology Inc., of Alameda, Calif.,announced that its scientists had produced stem cells "using an approach that does not harm embryos." ...

But many stem-cell scientists remain skeptical of Advanced Cell's claims. 'The really unfortunate thing about that paper is that they really didn't do the experiment' that garnered all the media attention, says Jeanne Loring, a stem-cell researcher at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
It turns out that the researchers killed all 16 embryos it used for the experiment.

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