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Season 44 Episode 16

January 8, 2012 - Stem Cell Fraud, Marine Brothers, The Most Expensive Food in the World

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jan 08, 2012 on CBS
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January 8, 2012 - Stem Cell Fraud, Marine Brothers, The Most Expensive Food in the World
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Scott Pelley reports on Dan Ecklund, who offers to treat cerebral palsy with a quality of stem cell that could actually be endangering patients. In truth, stem cells have not proven to be the magic cure-all for incurable illnesses that many Internet sites claim.

Lara Logan reports on five sets of brothers in the Marine Reserves who fought to be able to fight together on the front lines in Afghanistan.

Lesley Stahl reports from France and Italy where truffle hunters search for white truffles, which can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. Due to their great value, a mafia-like attitude and a black market has emerged allowing an influx of inferior Chinese truffles, all of which contribute to the dilution of this lucrative market.

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