The Stem-cell Sell

"Ladies and Gentlemen: Today Only: The Elixir of Life! We have in these nearly invisible, no-bigger-than-the-period-at-the-end-of-this-sentence embryos the secret to long life and perfect health. These tiny cells—they call ’em blastocysts back in the lab—will cure the aches and pains, the ills of humankind. Neurologically degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, gone like smallpox! Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, cured on...

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