Well in this case, the accurate response is that the immune response puts you at risk of developing an autoimmune/inflammatory disorder. A small proportion of people can get an aberrant immune response in response to the virus (native or vaccine form). And so it's more an unfortunate result of the virus protein… » 10/23/14 9:06am Thursday 9:06am

Agreed, seems like the limiting issue right now is that tissue that is already differentiated to an extent to be "penis-like" is needed. So in order for it to be useful for trans men, will need more research into how to direct progenitor or stem cells into "penis-like" tissue (and may need some genetic engineering if… » 10/09/14 4:36pm 10/09/14 4:36pm

Congress is battling over "usefulness" of research

Well this is unsettling. Apparently the National Science Foundation (NSF) is under some increased scrutiny right now by Lamar Smith, the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (Side note, I still can't believe that this committee is chaired by a Christian Scientist. As in a believer in… » 10/09/14 6:15pm 10/09/14 6:15pm