Sometimes you just want to scream

March 27, 2006  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

I have written repeatedly on how the media have thrown in their lot with embryonic stem cells (ESCs), quite often to the point of simply ignoring advances with adult stem cells while grossly exaggerating "breakthroughs" with ESCs. But this takes the cake. In the Washington Post, Rick Weiss writes of German researchers finding stem cells in mice testes (Actually, he writes "Male mice testes" as if a whole lot of female mice have testicles) and quotes the researchers saying that they are so pliable that they may be able to do absolutely anything that ESC backers claim ESCs can do. Weiss's headline? "Embryonic Stem Cell Success." Aaaaaaargh!