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Genetic Crossroads
November 29th, 2007

Cloning Concerns
Washington Post
A letter to the editor by Richard Hayes
November 24, 2007
"Religious conservatives are not the only ones concerned about the use of human cloning for stem cell research. Many liberals, progressives and supporters of women's health and reproductive rights are uneasy for reasons of their own.
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Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells into Stem Cells in Breakthrough
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21st, 2007
"This has the potential to reshape the politics and science of stem cell research," said Jesse Reynolds, a policy analyst for the Center for Genetics and Society, an Oakland-based organization that favors stem cell studies.

Stem Cell Breakthrough Is Like 'Turning Lead Into Gold'
Wired
November 21st, 2007
If the new method proves successful, "we can disconnect the whole stem cell debate from the culture war, from battles over embryo politics and abortion rights," said Marcy Darnovsky, associate director of the Center for Genetics and Society.

Researchers Turn Skin Cells Into Stem Cells
ScienceNow Daily News
November 21st, 2007
"This is like an earthquake for both the science and politics of stem cell research," says Jesse Reynolds, policy analyst for the Center for Genetics and Society in Oakland, California.

Stem-Cell Advance Opens up the Field
Christian Science Monitor
November 21st, 2007
For the emerging field of stem-cell research, "this is enormous," says Jesse Reynolds, a policy analyst at the liberal Center for Genetics and Society, based in Oakland, Calif. "I can't think of another development that has been this big."

UCSF Researcher Successfully Creates Stem Cells from Human Skin
San Francisco Examiner / Bay City News
November 21st, 2007
"If these findings hold up, they could disconnect the stem cell debate from culture-war battles over embryo politics and abortion rights, and put an end to the use of embryonic stem cell research as a political wedge issue," commented Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director for the Oakland-based nonprofit Center for Genetics and Society.

Method with Skin Mimics Stem Cells without Embryos
Houston Chronicle
November 21st, 2007
And the Center for Genetics and Society said it was "like an earthquake for both the science and politics of stem cell research ... disconnecting the stem cell debate from culture-war battles over embryo politics and abortion rights."

Defeat in N.J. of stem cell initiative raises alarm; State had led the way backing research issue
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 11th, 2007
"Proposition 71 succeeded because of the political shine of embryonic stem cell research," said Jesse Reynolds of the Center for Genetics and Society, based in Oakland. "In 2004, you probably couldn't get Californians to approve a $3 billion initiative for all medical research, but that shine allowed the stem cell initiative to win approval. It was like a magic bullet, aimed at Washington."


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