Texas Gov. Rick Perry Received Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential presidential candidate, underwent spinal fusion surgery in early July that included an injection of his own stem cells, a therapy that is unapproved by the FDA and costs tens of thousands of dollars. While the Texas governor supports adult stem cell research, he is an opponent of embryonic stem cell research, a position held by the social conservative base. As first reported by the Texas Tribune, Perry's surgery included "the innovative use of his own adult...Full Story
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