As Wesley Smith has reported on his blog, Second Hand Smoke, and in the Weekly Standard, the media is ignoring the spectacular news that UK scientists have developed “miniature livers” that can be used for testing drugs and, hopefully, for transplants in the future. It appears that umbilical cord blood stem cells are not news.
As of 2:30 PM Central Standard Time, the UPI is the only US national news bureau that is reporting on the story, according to Google News Search. In fact, Google News Sci-Tech doesn’t headline the story at all (there is coverage about elephants who like mirrors) and the Google Health News list has the story at number 5, below the news that sleeping alone affects hormone levels, which has fewer references.
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