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November 01, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 19)

Third Option for Stem Cell Research Emerges

Parthenogenesis Could Sidestep Some of the Moral and Immune Rejection Issues

  • Remember this term: Parthenogenesis. This six-syllable word could be the answer to controversy-free stem cell research. Though the general public is well aware of the medical potential and controversies surrounding embryonic stem cells and iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells), a third way forward—parthenogenesis—has been surprisingly sidelined from the ...

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