BRAND-NEW STEM CELLS

It was more than just a scientific feat. Last week Harvard biologist Doug Melton announced the creation of 17 new lines of human embryonic stem cells, ready to ship to any scientist who wants them. Cost: free, except for postage. "They're very user-friendly," says Melton. They're also very politically symbolic. Melton, whose two children have juvenile diabetes--a disease he believes could potentially be cured by stem cells--says he tried to use government-approved cell lines ($5,000 per vial)...
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