• Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful. But it isn't a given, and even if it were, I don't think the end justifies the means. I am not against stem cells, I think it's great. Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me-any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. You cannot stop the human mind from working.

    "A Conversation With: Joseph E. Murray; On Surgical Innovation And The Questions It Can Raise". Interview With Cornelia Dean, September 25, 2001.