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Exciting if true.
1 posted on 08/16/2006 9:15:09 AM PDT by Ben Mugged
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Unacceptable, even if true.


2 posted on 08/16/2006 9:18:33 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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make retinal cells from embryonic stem cells

But wouldn't this be creating embryos/humans for replacement parts?

"The term, embryo, is used to describe the early stages of fetal growth, from conception to the eighth week of pregnancy."

..some slippery slope.

3 posted on 08/16/2006 9:22:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Let the Harvest of Souls begin! -sarc


4 posted on 08/16/2006 9:22:46 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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Did they even try this with adult stem cells? Probably not. Embryonic stem cell usage is an abomination.

How is a human embryo less valuable than someone's eyesight.


5 posted on 08/16/2006 9:24:23 AM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To get enough embryos to address the 17 million Diabetes patients alone would require 1.7 million eggs. Superovulation would require 170 million women to donate ten eggs at a cost of $200,000 for 50-100 eggs. Which socioeconomic group will be targeted for infertility to accomplish this one diseases research? These Superovulation regimes have been known to cause Cancer and Lupus.


6 posted on 08/16/2006 9:24:42 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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Hitler would be proud!


8 posted on 08/16/2006 9:26:51 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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Scientists are taking the first major step in using stem cells to replace retinal cells lost to degenerative eye diseases

Doesn't mean it'll work (remember umbilical cord blood?) by any stretch of the imagination. They can just as easily take the first major steps in creating Unicorns.

10 posted on 08/16/2006 9:42:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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The recent discovery of adult retinal stem cells may pave the way to replace diseased retinas and restore vision.

The article contradicts the foundation's website. The website says,

"The recent discovery of adult retinal stem cells may pave the way to replace diseased retinas and restore vision."

13 posted on 08/16/2006 9:49:17 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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Please kill your child so we can help the blind see. Sounds like a great idea.

The pro-death crowd is so rabid to have any good news to report about embryonic stem cells, that they hold out all kinds of promises of therapies that haven't even been tested on MICE yet.


14 posted on 08/16/2006 9:57:56 AM PDT by Antoninus (Public schools are the madrassas of the American Left. --Ann Coulter, Godless)
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can reliably make retinal cells from embryonic stem cells. >>>>

killing babies isn't the way to go.

ADULT cells are moral, effective and ethical.

Stem cells ADULT promise cure for vision loss http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618712/posts
Bone marrow may restore cells lost in vision diseases http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1646976/posts


18 posted on 09/22/2006 10:50:28 AM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, geese, algae)
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