The field of research in aging has only recently emerged as a legitimate area for scientific inquiry. Twenty-five years ago only a few dozen people in the United States conducted research in gerontology. At that time the stigma of working in a field recognized for centuries as a black art commanded little scientific respect. Those using cell cultures in gerontological research 25 years ago were doubly damned because cell culture itself was then just emerging from condemnation as a black art.
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