The hugely unimpressive outcome of a four-year-long clinical trial that injected brain tissue harvested from aborted babies in an attempt to treat Parkinson’s disease was well hidden in recent reports in the mainstream media. Indeed, just reading the headlines of the findings, presented in Toronto at the 1999 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, the reader could altogether miss how abysmal were the results of the controversial surgery.
For example, Parkinson’s is a disease in which the overwhelming majority of patients are senior citizens. Yet the...
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