Here's where the communicators come in. Scientists need to be clear that this doesn't render embryonic stem cells superfluous. There are plenty of hurdles remaining, and, obviously, a mouse isn't a human. If the science community can effectively articulate the need for more federal funding while continuing this promising research, President Bush and Republicans could find themselves in an uncomfortable political situation. If not, it may give the White House another excuse to deny funding. High stakes indeed.
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