An Injection that stings

Even pro-lifers deserve a choice

February 14, 2007 | by Peter Jon Mitchell , Senior Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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    ‘Pluripotent’ is derived from Latin meaning ‘many powered.’ Pluripotent stem cells possess the potential to develop into any tissue type or organ.
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