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Whatever Happened To Stem Cells?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Esquire articles editor Tyler Cabot talks about the history of stem cell research and the long chain of happy mistakes and lucky breaks that have led to many of the grandest discoveries in this area. He’ll be joined by Dr. Anthony Atala, a leader in stem cell research who is trying to raise $1 billion on his own to self-fund research into the breakthrough cures stem cells may bring. Cabot’s article “Whatever happened To Stem Cells?” appears in the April issue of Esquire

Guests:

Dr. Anthony Atala and Tyler Cabot

Comments [6]

http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_printing_a_human_kidney.html

Mar. 18 2013 05:36 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Neither the pigs or the mice volunteered to give their kidneys or bladders to Dr. Atala. Stem Cell research needs to be ethical in every way.

Mar. 18 2013 02:21 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

How possible is it to grow new teeth from stem cells?

Mar. 18 2013 01:47 PM
antonio from baySide

Does the Dr. Anthony Atala collaborate with Scientists who are taking the non organic route for body enhancements? Does he invision that the steps will be a organic/non organic and then full organic replacements/enhancements?

Mar. 18 2013 01:43 PM
Shawn from Bergen County

Could you ask him whether he feels that creating organs is the logical step, or just the injection of functional cells. There is some reason to believe that pancreatic or liver cells could be injected and set up elsewhere in the body, and they would function perfectly well.

Mar. 18 2013 01:27 PM
Ed from Larchmont

What might have happened was that it became clear that adult stem cells were indeed curing many people with certain illnesses, and showed lots of promise, whereas embryonic stem cells hadn't cured anyone. But adult stem cells aren't immoral to use, so there really wasn't a burning story, and embryonic stem cells were quietly forgotten, though, sadly, that pointless and immoral research goes on, and is funded by this administration.

Mar. 18 2013 05:56 AM

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