Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Enough already!

What has been known for some time has finally made it's way to the light of the media- we don't need to use human embryos for stem cell harvest! This Frankenstein culture has to stop.

No Embryo Needed: Scientists Say They Turned Skin Cells to Stem Cells
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 (Associated Press)

Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

Laboratory teams on two continents report success in a pair of landmark papers released Tuesday. It's a neck-and-neck finish to a race that made headlines five months ago, when scientists announced that the feat had been accomplished in mice.

The "direct reprogramming" technique avoids the swarm of ethical, political and practical obstacles that have stymied attempts to produce human stem cells by cloning embryos.
Scientists familiar with the work said scientific questions remain and that it's still important to pursue the cloning strategy, but that the new work is a major coup.
"This work represents a tremendous scientific milestone — the biological equivalent of the Wright Brothers' first airplane," said Dr. Robert Lanza, chief science officer of Advanced Cell Technology, which has been trying to extract stem cells from cloned human embryos.
"It's a bit like learning how to turn lead into gold," said Lanza, while cautioning that the work is far from providing medical payoffs.

"It's a huge deal," agreed Rudolf Jaenisch, a prominent stem cell scientist at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass. "You have the proof of principle that you can do it."

The White House lauded the papers, saying such research is what President Bush was advocating when he twice vetoed legislation to pave the way for taxpayer-funded embryo research.


Rick Calohan said...

Let me count the ways… Adult Stem Cell 73 Embryonic Stem Cell 0


Kampfgruppe Hoppa said...

This is great news that the MSM and culture of death folks will downplay, ignore, etc.

Frontier Forest said...

I read this “new” discovery yesterday on my Yahoo News, and to be honest, I was surprised to hear it being applauded on last evenings national news. This is indeed good news, but I just wonder…. do you think the Lord is really impressed with such revolutionary scientific research?