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Miracle cells

"Miracle cells" Continued...

Issue: "Johnny Carson: In memoriam," Feb. 5, 2005

"I have high hopes that my research is going to get funded the next go-round," she says as she describes her greatest frustration as a stem-cell researcher. It is not the difficulty she has getting funded, but the way the public associates her with embryo-destroying stem-cell research. She supports research on embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization, but she despises the way some scientists insist that embryonic stem cells are the only way to cure diseases.

"If people were more aware of it . . ." she says, trailing off. "It's nothing short of a miracle to see the diseases (cured by umbilical cord stem cells). It's, gosh, mind-boggling."

Lynde Langdon
Lynde Langdon

Lynde is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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