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Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, looked on as Kevin Eggan prepared a DNA sample last week. The two hope their research leads to treatments for juvenile diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and other illnesses.
Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, looked on as Kevin Eggan prepared a DNA sample last week. The two hope their research leads to treatments for juvenile diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and other illnesses. (Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott) Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott

Son's disease propels a stem cell pioneer

By Gareth Cook
Globe Staff / March 20, 2005

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CAMBRIDGE -- Douglas Melton was building a brilliant career in science, enraptured with the mysteries of early frog development, when he had the kind of day that every parent fears. (Full article: 2629 words)

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