Forget medicine. Scientists want to engineer cattle that wonâ€™t get sick in the first place
By David KohnPosted 07.18.2005 at 2:00 pm 0 Comments
Over the past two decades, up to 1 million head of cattle around the world have been infected with mad cow disease. Although fewer than 200 people have died from the human version, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), it´s likely that hundreds of thousands of people have eaten mad-cow-contaminated meat.
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
By Helen PearsonPosted 01.01.2004 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
American stem-cell researchers have been warning for years that their work is being stifled by restrictions while scientists abroad forge ahead. In 2004 that warning hit home when a breakthrough emerged from South Korea.