Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm shocked, shocked I tell ya!

What does the collection of human embryonic stem cell lines currently available for research have in common with ScienceBlogs?


I think there may be a (free) registration step involved so here's the gist, excerpted:

hESC lines lack diversity

Tracy Vence

Researchers at the University of Michigan were surprised to discover such little diversity in the most widely used human embryonic stem cell lines, and have declared their findings a case of social injustice.

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DrugMonkey said...

Shocked! Must be one of those statistical clustering things...

Isis the Scientist said...

Surely it would be reverse discrimination to exclude stem cell lines from white people just to allow in cells from less qualified colored folks...