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With five days left to go until Christmas, are you feeling stressed about that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list? Don’t despair. I have scoured the Internet on your behalf and found the perfect gift for the scientist in your life or the person who loves a scientist. Drum roll, please…It’s the human embryonic stem cell Christmas tree ornament!

It’s one size fits all, the colours can be customized to suit your décor, it won’t go out of style, it’s available at different price points to suit your budget and, best of all, it’s buy one get two (four, six, eight…). You are welcome and Merry Christmas.

Stem cell Christmas tree ornament

Stem cell Christmas tree ornament

You can order yours on Zazzle.

This product promotion was not paid for by Zazzle. Honest. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this unique gift idea.

Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.

As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)


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Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson

For almost 20 years, Stacey has been providing strategic communications counsel to government, corporate, technology and health organizations. Prior to that, Stacey was at the CTV Television Network, first as a researcher, then as a story producer for “Goldhawk Fights Back,” a special ombudsman segment that aired weekly on the National News and Canada AM. Before joining CCRM as the Director, Communications and Marketing, Stacey was the Director of Communications for the Canadian Arthritis Network. Stacey is editor of Signals. You can follow Stacey on Twitter @msstaceyerin.