| Today's stem-cell problem originated years ago
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/01/01, 12:00 am
Imagine snake oil salesmen holding crowds enthralled with loud proclamations and demonstrations-while assiduous associates surreptitiously relieve the rapt observers of the contents of their pockets.
Artful deflection indeed-and the analogy that comes to mind in the wake of President Bush's Aug. 9 stem-cell funding decision, as media and medics alike dissect a pronouncement in a petri dish while a story the size of a pachyderm slips under our noses.