Stem-cell research has been ongoing around the world for more than 20 years. As of 11/1/06 there has been at least 72 treatments developed using Adult Stem Cells with many more in the works and great promise for the future. Conversely, as of 11/1/06 there has been ZERO treatments developed using Embryonic Stem Cells.
Moreover, according to http://www.stemcellresearch.org, Embryonic stem cells pose an unusual risk for genetic changes and tumor formation, with the risk increasing the longer the cells are grown, thus making their therapeutic use even more speculative and problematic.
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Bull. The only way you can come up with stats like that is to read this article in which both adult stem cell researchers and embryonic stem cell researchers say they hope to develop a treatment that could be used in humans within 5 years, and conclude that there already is a treatment from the embryonic stem cell research, but not from the adult stem cell research. In reality, the two go hand in hand, and both types of research will very likely be necessary before a treatment can be developed that doesn’t require the patient to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of his/her life.