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Stem cells regenerate poetry

By Harriet Staff

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine fused art and science with a poetry contest devoted to stem cells. The winning odes to this renewable wonder of science can be found in full at the Los Angeles Times, but here's a quick sample likely to replace "how much longer must I inhabit the divine sepulchre of life, my great love?" as THE poetry question:

Then why is it, Oh Stem Cell
That many assume
You've spawned from a corpse
Of an 'evil' one's womb?

Originally Published: July 16th, 2010