Who was it that said “there are no original ideas”? The same person, perhaps, that said “great minds think alike”?
Last week, we initiated a stem cell definition challenge via Twitter, asking followers to send their answers in 140 characters or less. While I didn’t think this was a truly original idea, had I done a little checking I would have discovered that EuroStemCell had done something similar just a month ago (those Europeans are so progressive — if you haven’t yet seen the incredible graphic story released there a couple weeks ago, it’s well worth checking out!)
Here’s a shortlist of some of tweets that went out and were shared:
We also received this creative definition via direct message from @KeriKimler on May 29:
And finally, because we suggested it and no-one dared send us a stem cell haiku, here’s our own:
raw cells undefined
self renewal infinite
choosing fate to heal
I’m pretty sure that definition is one-of-a-kind.
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