There are some scientists out there who won't find these results particularly surprising (such as Don Ingber, who was quoted in the article, or Mina Bissell, just to name two out of a very large handful of "mavericks" in cell biology and developmental biology who have been trying to push the conceptual envelope in this direction for some time now). I'm pleased to see that the ideas are getting some much-needed publicity, but I do dearly hope that all of the creative and persistent investigators who have been working in this area, some of them for decades, will finally get appropriate due credit for the paths they've trailblazed. Some of them have persevered despite encountering considerable obstacles in getting their work supported through mainstream sources of funding such as NIH, largely because their work has been so envelope-pushing and so contrary to what until now has been considered "that which is already known." These scientists deserve their recognition! \n\nAnd -- study section members PLEASE take note -- just because something doesn't fit the current dogma doesn't mean it isn't worth pursuing!! Please consider the possibility that it may be far more worthwhile to pursue the unknown than to pursue the already-known!