Skip to Content
Uncategorized

Stem Cell Bombing Arrest

Police arrested a man today in the case of a pipe bomb explosion last Thursday at a Boston-area laboratory specializing in stem-cell research.According to a Reuter’s report, the man had already been charged last year with trying to blow up…
September 1, 2004

Police arrested a man today in the case of a pipe bomb explosion last Thursday at a Boston-area laboratory specializing in stem-cell research.

According to a Reuter’s report, the man had already been charged last year with trying to blow up the same building, the Amaranth Bio laboratory in Watertown, MA. No one was hurt in last Thursday’s blast, which did shatter windows and start a fire.

Watertown police said they arrested Brad Karger, 29, Wednesday morning. Karger is awaiting trial on charges he tried to cause a gas explosion in the same building in February 2003.

It seems that stem cell research, which has come out of the shadows in recent years, is again attracting the kind of violence that abortion clinics and providers have faced. Although opponents of stem cell research frequently try to link the field with abortion, there is no actual relationship between the two. And ironically, Amaranth’s research focuses on the less politically charged adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem cells, commonly harvested from embryos created during in vitro fertilization, cells that would otherwise be destroyed or frozen in perpetuity.

Deep Dive

Uncategorized

Embracing CX in the metaverse

More than just meeting customers where they are, the metaverse offers opportunities to transform customer experience.

Identity protection is key to metaverse innovation

As immersive experiences in the metaverse become more sophisticated, so does the threat landscape.

The modern enterprise imaging and data value chain

For both patients and providers, intelligent, interoperable, and open workflow solutions will make all the difference.

Scientists have created synthetic mouse embryos with developed brains

The stem-cell-derived embryos could shed new light on the earliest stages of human pregnancy.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.