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Research using fetal tissue

This HND piece is a follow-up to an earlier posting.

As you might suspect, there are not too many legit uses for fetal tissue, even though there is a demand. We take a look at some of the NIH-sponsored research using human fetal tissue, and you're not going to be too impressed. In fact, you might be shocked to discover what NIH wastes your money on—and this really is only the tip of the iceberg. Ironically, the best research in the category examined occurs with the smallest grants. ("Best" = Actually having a possible application to improving human health.)

Riddle me this, Batman: What's the difference between an academic scientist and a third-generation welfare mother? One difference is that the scientists are a whole lot more expensive to maintain.

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