Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'There must be another way'

"When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. ... I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way."

-- Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, recalling looking at a human embryo through a microscope. Yamanaka created induced pluripotent stem cells as an ethical alternative to embryonic stem cell research.