Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu ‘stem cell’ claim
12 January 2019 | 10:50 am
Indian conference organizers have distanced themselves from unorthodox claims made by some prominent academics. Among the claims: ancient Indians invented stem cell technology, and Einstein and Newton were misguided.
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