Skip to comments.Stem-Cell Breakthrough May Silence Critics
Posted on 04/23/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Researchers have announced a breakthrough that could end the ethical debate surrounding stem-cell research. The groundbreaking technique would allow the conversion of adult cells into an embryonic-like state. Researchers have been competing in recent years to reach just such a discovery, which would allow them to perform their work without using the controversial embryonic stem cell lines.
Scientists at the the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego believe the key to their success is converting the cells by using recombinant proteins, which eliminates subsequent genetic alterations that typically occur during later stages. "Instead of inserting the four genes into the cells they wanted to reprogram, the scientists added the purified engineered proteins and experimented with the chemically defined conditions without any genetic materials involved until they found the exact mix that allowed them to gradually reprogram the cells," researchers said in a news release.
President Barack Obama recently eased limits on taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research, with the government ruling that researchers had to use cells culled from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be thrown away. Scientists are trying to harness stem cells -- "master" cells that can morph into any type of cell in the body -- to create replacement tissues and better treat, possibly even cure, ailments ranging from diabetes to Parkinson's to spinal cord injury.
Culling embryonic stem cells -- which can propagate indefinitely in lab dishes -- destroys a days-old embryo, a technique strongly opposed by many on moral grounds. The Bush administration limited taxpayer-supported research to a small number of embryonic stem cell "lines" or groups already in existence as of August 2001.
Won’t stop it at all. The whole point of the embryonic stem cell push is... Killing Innocent Babies.
No. This will NOT end the debate. THEY LIKE KILLING THE UNBORN.
Leftwing newspeak. We on the religious right have ALWAYS promoted adult stem cells over embryonic stem cells. This doesn’t “silence critics” (though the left would love to do that to us), this offers a great solution.
The whole point of the embryonic stem cell push is immortality, and those in power are willing to sacrifice as many babies (at least other people's babies) as it takes.
Won’t change a thing.
The spirit of death is afoot.
Researchers in the U.K. did this same feat a year or two ago; not that this - the breakthrough - is not good news; it is very good news.
It also says that the demand that “stem cells” would never reach their full potential in medicine unless they came from human embryos was always more political science than the science of genetic research - just like “man made” global warming IS NOT about climate science.
There goes your argument evil doers.
I seriously doubt it.
May silence critics? Don’t hold your breath.
Read the responses below the article. This may put an end to using embryos as a source for stem cells but the Left never admits it was wrong and will never admit that someone other than them is capable of rational thought.
“Researchers have announced a breakthrough that could end the ethical debate surrounding stem-cell research. The groundbreaking technique would allow the conversion of adult cells into an embryonic-like state”
It seems the critics won and science figure out a way to not harvest baby’s for this.
It needs to be understood: these people want to kill babies.
We’ve known for YEARS that adult stem cells were more effective than embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have cured nothing. But that hasn’t stopped the left for demanding more dead babies.
As Proverbs 8:36 puts it:
“But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”
And boy do they ever love death.
Should also mention that this really vindicates those who have stood against embryonic murder research.
We didn’t have to do that crap; we never did.
God always provides a way/solution for those who will follow Him.
Ultimately, all this genetic research will lead to future
generations desperately trying to put the Genie back
in the bottle.
Al Gore said “case closed” on Global Warming
Gays have said “case closed” on same sex marriages
To say “case closed” on stem cell research and the libs just go nutzo. Never can the case be closed if they’re on the losing side.
Wont stop it at all. The whole point of the embryonic stem cell push is... Killing Innocent Babies.
AMEN!! It is a form of cannibalization...wonder if the end results will be like mad cow! I’ll die before I think the murder of a little child is what saved my life...I’ll die.
Without a conscience there is no morality.
They have no values to speak of.
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