Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Trafficking in False Hope

The BBC has a good piece which looks at people exploiting the "hope" of Stem Cell Research for a quick buck. Definitely worth a listen.

From the piece:
Stem cells are the building blocks of life. With the potential to grow into any type of tissue in the body, they seem to offer hope for patients with nowhere else to turn.

Patients with muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's and severed spinal chords are travelling thousands of miles and spending thousands of dollars on stem cell treatments - even though they know there is no guarantee of a cure.

Listen to the whole thing here.


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