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This would be a wonderful development if it's turns out to be true.
There's a big difference between 'true' and 'effective in human disease'.
Initially I was going to say that it's impossible to assess the quality and breadth of the work at this point, since there is no publication cited--which often means that an organization's PR dept. has jumped the gun on reporting it. As it turns out, the work has indeed been published in PLoS ONE, so the St. Michael's PR dept. for the time being only loses points for failing to cite the journal in which the paper was published. I will wait until I've read the paper to assess the science and the promise of this approach.
The final touches are being put on the rating system. It should be live some time after the wedding :)
I'm not sure how this one slipped through. I've been trying to only post peer reviewed PR pieces until I get the rating system up. Thanks for finding the paper Belle!
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