The Future of Stem Cells; July 2005; Scientific American Magazine; by Clive Cookson, John Rennie, Christine Soares, Richard Gardner, Tim Watson, Patti Waldmeir, Gary Stix; 33 Page(s)
Stem cells have moved from biological obscurity to the forefront of political and technological debate in the US and around the world. Investigators are confident that someday stem cells will be the foundation for fantastic cures and therapies. Yet critics argue that stem cell research raises ethical questions no less profound than the pursuit of the nuclear bomb more than 60 years ago.
The complexity of the science and the rapid proliferation of business, ethical and political issues pose a challenge for anyone wishing to stay well informed on this vital subject. This is why we believe that stem cells represent an ideal opportunity for an editorial collaboration between the Financial Times and Scientific American.