But the stem cells were taken from the nasal tissue of the same woman http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/06/ncell06.xml "Because nasal tissue contains stem cells, which last a lifetime and are able to regenerate nerve tissue, it offers a way to patch up a broken spine. "Nature does most of the job, not us," said Dr Lima, who has conducted the operation on 34 patients so far." and "Dr Lima does not like the use of embryonic stem cells: "I am opposed but not only for ethical reasons. Mother Nature made embryonic stem cells to proliferate and adult stem cells to replace and repair. To defy Mother Nature's laws is, at least, dangerous."