Important piece by NPR’s Richard Knox, “Offshore Stem Cell Clinics Sell Hope, Not Science.” Read by following the link, or listen:
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When one of the researchers on a study is the CEO of two companies that manufacture the supplement being tested, it’s especially important for stories to include some independent vetting of the results in their coverage. This story didn’t include that outside perspective.
We’re fans of The Washington Post’s “Quick Study” column and we’ve applauded it before. But we thought their coverage of an experimental Alzheimer’s disease treatment lacked crucial details. A competing Fox News story had many of the same shortcomings.
Longer but not better than a competing Washington Post column about the same study. An independent voice could have helped frame these results with the appropriate context.FoxNews.com
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