Stem Cells

Shaping a Stem Cell’s Future

March 23, 2010

Stem cells are a little like teenagers, full of potential but not sure what they’re going to be when they grow up. It’s that uncertain destiny that makes stem cells so exciting to scientists and physicians, who hope to someday use them [Read more]

A Witness to Science History

March 9, 2009

Janet Rowley, M.D. By Jeremy Manier This was a long but exhilarating day for Janet Rowley, who was at President Obama’s side as he signed the executive order creating a new stem-cell policy. I caught up with her by phone in D.C. this afternoon [Read more]

Watch the Fine Print on Stem Cells

March 6, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier The Washington Post reported this afternoon that President Obama plans to lift the Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research funding via executive order on Monday. Now comes the hard [Read more]

Beyond Stem Cells

February 14, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier Suddenly George W. Bush is no longer the easiest target for anyone frustrated at the pace of scientific progress. He started to occupy that position at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 9, [Read more]