SCBE In The News

August 2010:

Associated Press, 08/02/10
Adult stem cell research far ahead of embryonic
Adult stem cells, already used in lifesaving treatments for people with leukemia and other blood diseases, may one day serve as a therapy to restore sight to damaged eyes, treat diabetes and mend broken ankles. This and similar articles in the New York Daily News and Beacon News (Aurora, Ill.) quote Hank Greely, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hrAL-sM2yHMyelQ3ZOhCiuZYjYvgD9HB46M80
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/08/02/2010-08-02_adult_stem_cells_may_soon_cure_blindness_repair_ankles_and_treat_diabetes.html
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/crosby/2554324,2_1_AU01_DENISE_S2-100801.article

Newsweek.com, 08/04/10
DNA Dilemma, Day Three: How reliable are at-home DNA tests?
In a weeklong series, writer Mary Carmichael debates whether to take an at-home DNA test. In the latest installment, Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, weighs in.
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/04/dna-dilemma-day-three-how-reliable-are-at-home-dna-tests.html
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/02/dna-dilemma-one-writer-s-week-long-quest-to-determine-if-she-should-take-an-at-home-genetic-test.html (start of series)

USA Today, 08/25/10
NIH scientists 'stunned' by judge's stem cell ruling
A federal district judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking researchers from using federal funds to conduct human embryonic stem cell research. Renee Reijo Pera, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in this article. Irving Weissman, the Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and director of Stanford's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, provides comment in an Independent (U.K) article and is referenced in a Stanford Daily brief; and Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, weighs in on the issue for Nature.com.
http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/2010-08-25-stemcells25_ST_N.htm?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/scientists-attack-court-ruling-against-obamas-stem-cell-policy-2061176.html
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2010/08/24/the-daily-brief-aug-24-2010/
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100824/full/news.2010.428.html