Question for zealous proponents of ESCR. Why are you still talking about it like it’s the only answer? This sounds much more promising than we were hearing even just a few years ago.
At long last, the glint in a researcher’s eye has been turned into a significant advance in the clinic. Forget all the fuss about embryos and angst about playing God: this is unadulterated good news. We have proved that scientists can now fashion organs using a patient’s own cells, eliminating the problems with rejection that have always plagued transplants. Today it is a trachea – tomorrow it could be a colon, even a heart.