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Science project needs 12,000 baby teeth

1st April 2011

Art and science have united for a project needing 12,000 baby teeth which are needed to decorate a "coral castle" which is designed to inspire debate about adult stem cells.

The idea is from Professor Sara Rankin, a biologist at Imperial College London, and the artist Gina Czarnecki, who say arguments about stem cells are focused mostly on the ethics of using embryos. But they want to promote awareness about adult stem cells, such as those found in bone marrow or umbilical cord, which could be used to develop new treatments without any ethical issues.


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