Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Sarah Palin of stem cells

"‘I wish that Tracy weren't so polarizing,’ says Chuck Murry, co-director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, who has known Deisher since they were postdocs together at the university in the early 1990s. ‘She's kind of the Sarah Palin of stem cells. It would be so much easier to have more rational discourse rather than somebody who heats up the vitriol like this.’ Deisher counters that she sticks to scientific arguments: ‘My approach to the stem-cell issue is to remove the polarizing moral debates and speak and educate only about the science.’"
(Feb. 9, 2011, Meredith Wadman, Nature News)

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