Great article over at Nature showcasing what exactly happens to fetal tissue that is donated for research. I’ve known the importance of fetal stem cells for biomedical research, but haven’t seen it quantified and the various studies described.
I would definitely give the article a full read. Personally, I would be very happy to know that I can turn an unwanted pregnancy into something positive, and that could potentially help future patients.
(Also, *wave* long time no post! End of grad school is kicking my ass. Hope folks are doing well and hi to the new faces!)