Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun.
short version from Reuters and a longer one from Nature. The comment field in the latter captures the two sides of the issue.
And to end with a fun note from Italy. Italian movie star and legendary sex symbol, Gina Lollobrigida is auctioning off her jewelry to fund a stem cell hospital and research center. She’s retired from acting and says that her current career as a sculptor does not require flashy jewelry. Growing up as a gay man I may not have appreciated her attributes as much as my straight male friends, but I did love her style and her bling, so I applaud her choice of where those baubles can do the most good.