Jamie Thomson reflects on stem cell breakthrough 20 years ago

October 30, 2018

Few people will have the same high-profile chance to influence the world as directly as James Thomson. Most people will never see their names printed in textbooks or see their work have an influence on politics.

This was the case for Thomson, who made news around the world in Nov. 1998 when he and his team became the first to derive human stem cells from an embryo. Thomson said that he didn’t have time to revel in his accomplishment.

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