Science World has new sculpture — scientists McCulloch and Till, the Fathers of Stem Cell Science, rendered life-size in bronze. Amid posing stools for people who want photos.
From the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Together with his colleague, Dr. James Till, Dr. Ernest McCulloch created the first quantitative, clonal method to identify stem cells and used this technique for pioneering studies on stem cells. In addition to providing detailed information about blood cell development, they established the concept of stem cells and set the framework in which stem cells are studied today. Their work gains a new freshness with the current interest in harnessing the developmental program of stem cells for therapeutic purposes.
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