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Consumer Guide To Stem Cell Clinics 40 40

Penguinsh- writes "Patients seeking stem cell treatments now have a guide to the various clinics purporting to offer such treatments. Not exactly a Zagat or Michelin, but much more objective information from qualified experts than was available before in one place. Created by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the guide was the brainchild of a task force convened by former ISSCR President Irving Weissman of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine."
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Consumer Guide To Stem Cell Clinics

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  • by Lord Kano (13027) on Friday July 02, 2010 @03:32AM (#32769774) Homepage Journal

    #1. Don't fucking go to one unless you want to be fleeced and risk death.

  • by MillionthMonkey (240664) on Friday July 02, 2010 @03:48AM (#32769862)
    FRY: Stem cells- aren't those controversial?
    PROFESSOR: In your time, yes. Now we have adult stem cells, harvested from healthy adults, whom I killed for their stem cells!
  • by Anachragnome (1008495) on Friday July 02, 2010 @04:07AM (#32769970)

    I have some bad mental imagery associated with the phrase "Stem Cell Clinic".

    Every time I hear that term, I think about the scenes in one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" books, where the antagonist is quite literally growing his army in vats, one glob of goo at a time.

    Rooms full of vats, writhing and squirming as unformed body parts start to coalesce. An arm flailing out of the goo...an eye watching you from the corner of a vat, consciousness already apparent in it's solitary gaze.

    For some odd reason, I also associate this mental imagery with what must surely go on in the kitchen of my old elementary school's cafeteria.

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