Sunday, August 8, 2010

Merchants of Immortality

This book appears to offer a pretty good appraisal of the biotech industry, and was well received when it came out.  The focus appears to be stem cell research, noting the WI-38 cells what were taken from dead fetuses to create a new polio vaccine in the 60s.  The WI-38 human diploid cell line appears to have an even broader human virus spectra than HeLa cells.

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