Famous folks from Lexington
Douglas A. Melton
He's a professor of natural science at Harvard Medical School and a visionary leader of embryonic stem cell research.
The Lexington resident was driven to stem-cell research after discovering that his son had diabetes.
He works in a Harvard laboratory whose location is kept secret for fear of protesters.
Melton is part of a team that wants to clone human cells to specialized embryonic stem cells that might reveal the secrets of diseases and disorders.