UC Irvine stem cell scientist Hans Keirstead (pictured) co-authored a white paper called “Catalyst For Cures: Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” released Wednesday, Jan. 14, by the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research. The paper outlines the views of the nation’s leading scientists on the promises and challenges of embryonic stem cell research. It states that “with the knowledge gained in the past decade, stem cell research is more promising than ever.” Keirstead is co-director of the UCI Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.