MSNBC is running a general interest article on stem cell research with the normal mainstream media emphasis on politics and public debate. "There is nothing controversial in and of itself about research on stem cells, which promise wondrous breakthroughs in treating thousands of diseases because of their potential to grow into many different kinds of tissue. Already, they are being used to create skin grafts, repair stricken hearts and generate bone marrow for patients with lymphoma and leukemia. The disagreements arise when you start talking about where those cells come from." So much effort is currently going into blocking medical advances and slowing down progress towards regenerative cures for age-related diseases.