Ultimately, what people think about stem cell research is rather incidental to what is actually taking place. It's much like thinking about the weather, the Internet, or the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Regardless of what one believes, from the staunchest opponent to the most radical proponent, the stem cell field and the results from its research are here to stay.
This sense of absolute certainty is evident in those who work with these tiny engines of creation and chaos. Much like the team in Trinity, New Mexico, upon exploding the first atomic bomb in 1945, these researchers realize that the game has completely changed. They know that there is no way—short of a complete collapse of civilization—that the genie can but put back in the bottle.
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