This link to Nature News is authoritative, in that the original full report did appear in the Nature periodical. As it happens the work described has not been successful in producing the embryonic stem cells desired.
We are left with a fuller understanding of the extent of the work currently being done on the production of embryonic stem cells. How do we feel about its relationship to human dignity?
Is it ironic or just happenstance that adult stem cells have produced several effective therapies while their embryo counterparts are distinguished by their lack of therapeutic success? (note the link to a caveat on iPS cells in the Nature article) Is the view that scientists in the embryonic field are concerned to keep hopes up in order to ensure that their grants continue simply a cynical debating point, or does the view have substance?