Can M.I.A. make stem cells sexy?

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting on such mundane topics as drug discovery deals and clinical trial results to bring you a word from Tufts professor Jonathan Garlick, who is awfully excited about stem cells.  And for good reason: as the head of cancer biology and tissue engineering at Tufts' Dental School, he managed to coax human embryonic stem cells into a three-dimensional tissue last year. This song--really, more of a rap--appropriately set to the tune of M.I.A.'s infectious "Paper Planes," seems to focus a bit more on the political issues behind stem cell research. Here's some more on Garlick's views on the stem cell research, but you might want to wait until after you've seen his video. Awesome? Or are science music videos overplayed?

Author: Lisa Jarvis

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