Monthly Archives: February 2008

Our Modern World

This story is the most indicative I’ve seen lately about the brave new world we’re living in – bio-tech edition…    “Finnish patient gets new jaw from own stem cells” by Sami Torma at Reuters (via BoingBoing).  The lead:

Scientists in Finland said they had replaced a 65-year-old patient’s upper jaw with a bone transplant cultivated from stem cells isolated from his own fatty tissue and grown inside his abdomen.

So does it really make sense for the U.S. to restrict stem cell research?  Not that I really know the current state of affairs – I’ve read some things that suggest that stem cells are now much more readily cultivated, so the old controversy is now moot.