General Science Thread:
For the first topic, we have scientists discovering a way to make stem cells without harvesting them from embryos. It's only been proven with rats so far, but if it works with humans, it's a very simple solution to a whole laundry list of problems. All those ethical concerns people have about stem cells? Gone. ""If this works in people as well as it does in mice, it looks faster, cheaper and possibly safer than other cell reprogramming technologies - personalised reprogrammed cell therapies may now be viable." A lot of scientists are calling it too good to be true, but as far as anyone can tell, it's genuine. Assuming it does work, our medical science just took a huge jump forward.
edited 4th May '14 10:17:58 PM by probablyinsane
edited 6th May '14 1:28:09 PM by tclittle
edited 6th May '14 4:18:02 PM by rmctagg09