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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Serious stem cell questions -- but do they dig deep enough?

Michael Cook asks some very good questions about embryonic stem cell research and funding, but the one question which should have been asked wasn't: what about adult stem cells? What about umbilical cord blood stem cells? People have a right to know that adult stem cell research has had 58 successful applications in humans (link: PDF report lists them all), while embryonic stem cells have had ZERO. Embryonic stem cell research is a dismal failure after years of hype. Why is that being swept under the rug? And why are people being so amoral and uncaring over the destruction of human life in embryonic stem cell research?

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