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Right to Recover ~ Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America presents scientific facts that challenge readers to think for themselves rather than accept political or religious views on stem cell research.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Step 10: TWELVE STEPS TOWARD STEM CELL SUCCESS

10. SOCKS OR A T-SHIRT--ALL STEM CELL LINES NOT THE SAME: The Bush Administration’s restrictions limit federal funding to 78 lines, of which only about 20 are actually useful and available. If embryonic stem cell lines were identical, this miniscule number might be enough. However, UCLA biologist Yi Sun and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Thomas Sudhof of the University of Texas compared just two of the Presidentially-approved lines, and found them different in important ways. Cells derived from one line tended to fit one side of the brain, while a second line worked best on the other side. This difference is important: like reaching in the sock drawer and getting a T-shirt instead. Many stem cell lines are needed, so investigators can find exactly is needed.

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