Friday, February 11, 2005

the case for embryonic stem-cell research continues to weaken

a recent announcement by Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in boston points to a fact so well-known out there, yet one which seemingly very few of the pro-embryonic stem-cell research folks seem to take serious note: that adult stem-cells have been shown to provide cures to many patients, unlike the use of embryonic stem-cells. and now, new research has shown that adult stem-cells may have the capacity to repair and regenerate all tissue types in the body, which experts say weakens the case for embryonic stem-cell research.

if there's a way that medical technology can avoid having to destroy embryos for research, then great! the use of adult stem-cells is that way; and it seems to be proving more and more viable. do we really need to throw millions and millions of dollars (as california will do with the passage of proposition 71 last november which allows embryonic stem-cell research) on medical technology that so far has not yielded any cures and, moreover, will cause the destruction of human lives? the answer seems to me a no-brainer.

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