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Same Results, Different Interpretations

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Science  17 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5605, pp. 324
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5605.324

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In the past few years, several groups have reported tantalizing progress toward one of the most sought-after goals in stem cell research: the creation of insulin-producing pancreatic b cells, which are damaged in diabetes. But now a team claims on page 363 that rather than producing insulin, the cells may instead be concentrating the hormone from their surroundings.