The stem cell debate
By the time he was 15, James Rossetti of Sutton had lost the use of his legs to muscular dystrophy. His parents twice took him to the Ukraine, where a clinic was promising to use stem cells to treat his illness. James reported some improvement after the unproven treatment, but not as much as his parents had hoped. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' height='9' width='4' border='0'> Desperate parents chase a stem-cell miracle (Boston Globe, 9/26/04)
By the time he was 15, James Rossetti of Sutton had lost the use of his legs to muscular dystrophy. His parents twice took him to the Ukraine, where a clinic was promising to use stem cells to treat his illness. James reported some improvement after the unproven treatment, but not as much as his parents had hoped. Desperate parents chase a stem-cell miracle (Boston Globe, 9/26/04)
(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)