This year the honour of Australian of the Year, was awarded to Professor Alan Mackay-Sim for his significant work in stem cell science. His work caused headlines that described it as “more impressive than man walking on the moon”. These headlines implied that there was now a viable stem cell treatment, for spinal cord injuries but unfortunately this is not true. Associate Professor Megan Munsie, Head of Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit at Stem Cells Australia at the Uni of Melbourne spoke to Sam Baran, to discuss where stem cell science stands currently.
Producer: Dylan Crismale