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The True value of stem cell research

I am a huge fan of science in general. Even science just for science's sake, however, I think stem cell research is one of the most important developments in medicine, and this story proves it:

A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.

Hwang Mi-Soon, 37, had been bedridden since damaging her back in an accident two decades ago.

Last week her eyes glistened with tears as she walked again with the help of a walking frame at a press conference where South Korea researchers went public for the first time with the results of their stem-cell therapy.

We, as a nation, can't let 'morality' stop scientific progress, but that is just my wacky old opinion. Your mileage may vary.