Rudolf Jaenisch featured on NOVA scienceNOW

January 13, 2006

Tags: Jaenisch LabStem Cells + Therapeutic Cloning

NOVA scienceNOW focuses on pioneering work by Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch and MIT graduate student Alexander Meissner during a segment on embryonic stem cell research that aired January 10, 2006. Using mice, the researchers successfully extracted stem cells from a genetically altered embryo-like entity that is unable to implant in a uterus. The 8-minute NOVA broadcast explores the ethical implications of this experiment through the reactions of a clergyman, an ethicist and a prominent stem cell researcher.

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Whitehead Institute also prepared a news release on the experiment.

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