This is an exciting year. 50 years ago, Canadian scientists Jim Till and Ernest McCulloch discovered stem cells. Since then, their discovery has been helping to unlock treatments that have saved thousands of lives—and this is just the beginning.
But while many of us are aware of the importance of stem cells, we don’t all know the story behind the men that discovered them—so we thought we would help.
The Canadian Stem Cell Foundation commissioned noted stem cell author Joe Sornberger to literally “write the book” on the discovery of stem cells. And we’re thrilled to tell you that it’s done (and it’s great). In fact, the book is so good that the University of Toronto Press has gotten involved and will be publishing it this fall. The Stem Cell Network provided valuable support and several SCN scientists were interviewed.
“This is the story of a discovery that spawned history-making changes in medicine and medical practice. This is the story of two men, as different as chalk and cheese, who shared a passion for scientific research and a dogged desire to succeed. They just happened to have exactly the right complementary talents to accomplish great things together. The whole truly was more than the sum of the parts.
It’s a great story that, until now, has remained untold.”
~ Excerpt from the Till & McCulloch book
To celebrate, we’re offering you the chance to get your hands on a copy of the book before anyone else. We will have a limited number of copies that will be autographed by the author and made available to you.
As part of our community, you have privileged access to pre-order your book now. For a contribution of $50 (in celebration of the 50th anniversary) you will receive an autographed first copy of the book and a charitable tax receipt for $32.
This is an important book. Shaped by interviews with more than 50 scientists, advocates, patients and research leaders, it does more than tell us the story behind the discovery. It tells us the story behind the men that made it. It’s this up-close and personal look that makes the book so engaging. The Till & McCulloch book also helps us understand where we are today, and what the future holds.
It’s our collective commitment that will define the next 50 years. As you pre-order your copy of the book, I encourage you to think about how you can continue to support stem cell science.
Thank you for your support,
President & CEO of the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation.