Stem Cell Success


From the Chicago Tribune, the self-identified "World's Greatest Newspaper" (and given their exceptionally good taste in magazines, who are we to disagree?):

Scientists transformed human embryonic stem cells into muscle-controlling motor neurons in laboratory tests for the first time, a discovery that may lead to treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease and spinal cord injuries.

Whole story here.

Reason's Ronald Bailey has been documenting stem cell research for years. His most recent column on the issue, from December 2004, is online here. And here's a compendium of more coverage.