I sure do hope that this research does pan out! I like the fact that they are using our own non-embryonic stem cells rather than borrowed from someone else. (And a good share of us could spare some fat off our butts!).
The thing that has always kind of bothered me about
embryonic stem cell treatments is HOW DO THEY KNOW what inherited genetic problems those embryos might be carrying? Might we be trading one health problem for a more serious one down the road? On the order of HIV not being recognized or found in blood transfusions prior to recognition of the HIV and tests for it in donated blood. Or maybe I just don't understand embryonic stem cells and what they are capable of transmitting.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.