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Why it is Crucial to have Proper Ethical Parameters Regarding Stem Cell Research

Scientists at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) had indeed issued a press release claiming they could obtain stem cells by taking only one cell from an early 8-10 cell embryo, which, the release claimed, permitted the embryos to remain viable. (Conventional ESCR is conducted upon later-stage embryos at the 100-200 cell stage, which destroys the embryo.)  But upon closer investigation, it Read More ›

Bioethicist Blasts Media for Overhyping Embryonic Stem Cell

OAKLAND – Alleged breakthrough research on embryonic stem cell lines is being oversold by the media to fit their ideological agenda, according to an article slated for next week’s Weekly Standard by prominent bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. “The American media too often act as advocates in the embryonic stem cell debate, rather than journalists,” says Smith. “As a result, they Read More ›

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Stem cell research for the treatment of cancer
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Michael Kinsley Out on a Limb

The Clinton Administration recently issued a new set of rules permitting federally funded research on embryonic stem cells. The guidelines were hailed in many quarters as a victory for “science.” But what kind of science? Astonishingly, some supporters are offering arguments that echo the ideas of the racist scientists who paved the way for the Third Reich. The medical value Read More ›