Unacceptable, even if true.
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.
Let the Harvest of Souls begin! -sarc
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.
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.
Hitler would be proud!
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.
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."
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