New Stem Cell Center At Cambridge

The BBC notes that the University of Cambridge (which, coincidentally, is where Aubrey de Grey is based) is opening a new stem cell research center. "Stem cell research has a profound potential for treating currently debilitating diseases, such late-onset conditions as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancers, heart and blood diseases, and thus has the capacity to markedly improve the quality of life." Stem cell research in the UK is currently enjoying the benefits of a comparatively permissive and settled legislative environment. The damage done to scientific progress elsewhere is as much due to uncertainty over threatened legislation as any other cause.



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