The issue of stem cell research burst on the scientific scene in November of 1998 when researchers first reported the isolation of human embryonic stem (ES) cells. The discovery, made by Dr. James A. Thomson, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, offers great promise for new ways of treating disease. ES cells, which are derived from four-day-old embryos, can theoretically differentiate into virtually any type of human cell, from blood cells to skin cells. Scientists hope to find ways of using these cells to repair damaged tissue. more... The possibilities of this research seems to be a very possitive one indeed. Where, and, How far can this technology advance? Or, should this research be halted. ie/ for fear of unbalancing the human genomes and creating mutant and therefore hybrid offspring etc... I say go for it! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!