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Although ESCR is highly publicized as a possible means to put an end to many debilitating diseases, the murder of a human being is not justified. Many less popularized means have already begun treating and bringing an end to these same diseases, and without the need to destroy human life.
The past decade has seen a steady stream of good news about morally sound alternatives to embryonic stem cell research. Although popular reporting often obscures the fact, unborn embryos are not the only source of human stem cells.
Adult stem cells have been used in a blindness-curing treatment described by one ophthalmologist as a “roaring success.” The procedure is another exciting success of medical therapy that uses adult stem cells. These do not require the destruction of human life, as do embryonic stem cells.
There are many promising alternatives to embryonic stem cells.
Creationists are frequently accused of ignoring “real science” in favor of their own agendas.
A news report touts the advantages and promise of stem cells derived from human skin.
Adult stem cells have been used in a blindness-curing treatment described by one ophthalmologist as a “roaring success.”
Stem cell stories, times two.
With federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, this ethical debate is set to escalate. But what important facts keep getting overlooked?
Preserving life—it is extremely important in the Christian faith. But what is the biblical definition of life, and how does this definition affect stem cell research?
It’s a substantial victory in stem cell research—and a reminder that we don’t need to sacrifice life in pursuit of successful therapies.
A generous alumnus of the University of Michigan is set to fund more embryonic stem cell research. But will a state political proposal doom the research?
It’s no April Fools’ joke: British scientists have created embryos that combine human and bovine elements.
The potential advantages of adult stem cells over embryonic stem cells have long been recognized.
In breaking news, two research groups have published findings that they have been able to turn ordinary human skin cells into stem cells that behave much like embryonic stem cells (ESCs).
Japanese and American researchers from Kyoto University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University announced a “reprogramming” technique that has rendered fetal mouse cells “indistinguishable” from embryonic stem cells.
Knowledge that these cells have the ability to transform into so many tissue types is welcome. The promise, if fulfilled, that this technology would be available without the destruction of human life is priceless.
Questions for Robin Crossman of Babytooth Technologies
Scientists in the UK have requested permission to create embryos out of human DNA and cow eggs.
Researchers have developed a new technique that allows the harvesting of embryonic stem cells without destroying the embryo.
Is a five-day-old embryo a “ball of cells” or a human being?
As a scientist involved in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, I have followed with interest the debate on the use of embryonic stem cells.