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Perfect Storm of Science: Creating the First Disease-Specific Embryonic Stem Cell Line

Dieter Leibel Sauer Good

“It almost sounds like science fiction. Almost.” While seated in his office, Mark V. Sauer, MD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, leans forward in his chair and smiles, perhaps reflecting upon the magnitude of the research in which he and colleagues created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line – turning what was once considered to be imagined science into reality.