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Science  06 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5757, pp. 23-24
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5757.23

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When Science's editors received a submission describing 11 embryonic stem cell lines created from the DNA of ailing patients, they recognized its potentially explosive importance. But little did they, or the nine outside researchers who examined the paper with varying degrees of scrutiny, realize just how explosive the paper would be. (Read more.)