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Ethics aside, considering embryonic stem cells were a viable source of stem cells, aka: if they were actually able to help people. But I suppose we could keep plugging at it and in the process create a fabricated "Sophie's choice."

But then if this is true, then I guess there is no problem anymore.

1 posted on 08/23/2006 4:38:12 PM PDT by LauraleeBraswell
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Some opponents of the research said the method still doesn't satisfy their objections <

Their main objection, long term, is that these solutions will not lead down a path where it's easier to promote abortions.

2 posted on 08/23/2006 4:41:23 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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The new method works by taking an embryo at a very early stage of development and removing a single cell,...

Depending on the "very early stage", that single cell can also develop into an embryo and ultimately a complete human, so I'm not convinced this overcomes any of the existing concerns about using embryonic stem cells.

3 posted on 08/23/2006 4:41:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Scientists complain that the decree has severely crippled progress in the field.

This is evidently not true.

4 posted on 08/23/2006 4:42:35 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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Some opponents of the research said the method still doesn't satisfy their objections and many stem cell scientists and their supporters called it inefficient and politically wrong-headed.

The people who want to destroy embryos won't hear of it.

5 posted on 08/23/2006 4:46:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (This space for rent.)
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Rats are not going to like this. They were enjoying the pretense of caring about potential new cures, but their main purpose in supporting government funded embryonic stem cell research was because it would institutionalize their sacrament (abortion on demand).

With this new procedure an abortion or death of the fetus is not required.

7 posted on 08/23/2006 4:55:27 PM PDT by Mogollon
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The BBC radio story on this included a soundbite from a scientist who smugly said that he hopes this changes President Bush's mind about the ban.

The BBC also said that after the 2008 presidential elections they expect that there will be federal funding of embyonic stem cell research. Wishful thinking perhaps?


8 posted on 08/23/2006 4:58:20 PM PDT by Nextrush (Chris Matthews Band: "I get high...... I get high.....I get high.....McCain.")
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Embryonic Stem cell research is not illegal, just US government funding is cut off.

Where is the venture capital going ---> NON embryonic cell research that has had MANY successes and far less problems than Embryonic -- like tumors from embryonic.

This is POLITICAL -- period...not about good science.
9 posted on 08/23/2006 4:59:14 PM PDT by Jackson Brown
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Opponents of the research are furious that there is now one less reason to kill babies.


10 posted on 08/23/2006 5:37:50 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell; Pyro7480; NYer; Salvation; Coleus; cpforlife.org

First, the embryos are created in vitro which, in of itself, is a abomination.

Secondly, while it is theoretically possible that a single cell could be coaxed from an embryo according to this article, we have to ask ourselves "what will necessarily happen to the embryo after the single cell is coaxed from it?" Is that embryo immediately implanted into a human womb? Or is it frozen, to be thawed and reused later? Or is it flushed down the toilet? Somehow, I doubt the first.


11 posted on 08/23/2006 5:39:21 PM PDT by markomalley (Vivat Iesus!)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

This is just the same old sh1t.

They want to use embryos because:

1. it advances their abortion rights agenda: or,
2. they are under the mistaken belief that embryo stem cells are superior to a person's own adult stem cells.

Embryo stem cells are not superior to a person's own stem cells because:

1. many adult stem cells can be coaxed into becoming any kind of cell (this is a complete red herring that someone above asked about; adult stem cells have been used extensively already in all kinds of different cell repair regimes.)
2. A person's own stem cells will carry his/her own DNA. There is no reason to use cells that have a different DNA that you have in your own body (including all the cancer and rejection risks that using embryos from a different person might entail.)

Like I said, same old sh1t.


13 posted on 08/23/2006 6:08:40 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: LauraleeBraswell

bump for later


14 posted on 08/23/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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