Stupid Media Quote on Stem Cells
Highlighting the breakthrough in turning skin cells into essentially embryonic stem cells, Time names it the top scientific breakthrough of 2007. Of course, in the rationalizing of still needing to kill humans for research comes the winner of the top stupid quote of 2007.
His and Yamanaka's work is still in its early stages, and it's unclear whether reprogrammed skin cells will turn out to be as useful as embryonic stem cells; for now, stem-cell experts agree that embryonic research must continue.
Newsflash, being as 'useful' as embryonic stem cells is easy...you just have to not be able to do anything useful. Compared to adult stem cells where over 70 therapies are currently helping humanity, embryonic stem cells are the vapourware of the medical world. Great for keeping researchers paid, but that is about it.