Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Stem Cell Research A Constant Ethical Debate May Now Change
In what could easily be a historic move, three independent teams of scientists worked with skin cells that mimic the equivalent of embryonic stem cells, doing experiments with lab mice. This would be without the ethical and controversial destruction of embryos. The experts were extremely impressed with the tests. However, they caution that many more tests will have to be done to prove that this will work.
If this works, it is a giant step in the right direction sure to tame down the constant barrage of protests and arguments for and against stem cell research.....but it is a big if. They must now be able to do the same with human skin cells that they did with the mice. Big difference.
There are still many nay-sayers even among the scientific community which is very typical. They still feel that embryonic stem cells are the best option. I suspect they would not if it was their own child they were sacrificing...or maybe not. It is a cold world.
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