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  • First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. (The most dangerous machine on Earth)

    07/27/2017 4:25:30 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    MIT Tech Review ^ | 7-26-2017 | Steve Connor
    The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results. Until now, American scientists have watched with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos...
  • Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

    03/02/2017 1:59:22 PM PST · by HLPhat · 92 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 2 MARCH 2017 • 7:00PM | Sarah Knapton
    Artificial human life could soon be grown from scratch in the lab, after scientists successfully created a mammal embryo using only stem cells. Cambridge University mixed two kinds of mouse stem cells and placed them on a 3D scaffold. After four days of growth in a tank of chemicals designed to mimic conditions inside the womb, the cells formed the structure of a living mouse embryo. The breakthrough has been described as a ‘masterpiece’ in bioengineering, which could eventually allow scientists to grow artificial human embryos in the lab without the need for a sperm or an egg.
  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Human-Animal Hybrids

    08/04/2016 4:02:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    The Obama administration today announced it has flung the door wide open to scientists making grisly human-animal hybrids. After overturning the Bush administration limits on forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, this is the latest move by President Barack Obama to manipulate and destroy human life in unethical experiments. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Here’s more: The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.The National Institutes of Health is proposing a new policy to permit scientists to get federal...
  • NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

    08/04/2016 11:50:00 AM PDT · by amorphous · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 4 August 2016 | Rob Stein
    The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. The National Institutes of Health is proposing a new policy to permit scientists to get federal money to make embryos, known as chimeras, under certain carefully monitored conditions. The NIH imposed a moratorium on funding these experiments in September because they could raise ethical concerns. One issue is that scientists might inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains, endowing them with some semblance of human consciousness or human thinking abilities....
  • In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

    05/18/2016 4:48:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    npr ^ | 05/18/2016 | Rob Stein
    A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases. One way would be to use chimera embryos to create better animal models to study how human diseases happen and how they progress. Perhaps the boldest hope is to create farm animals that have human organs that could be transplanted into terminally ill patients. But some scientists and bioethicists worry the creation...
  • Scientists are Conducting Experiments on Living Unborn Human Beings and Bragging About It

    05/09/2016 9:59:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    During the great embryonic stem cell research debate, promoters of an unlimited license to experiment promised that using nascent human life as research subjects would be limited to the first 14 days. Until then, we were told, human embryos aren’t really human, just a “ball of cells”–pure junk biology. Well, if one wants to become truly reductionist, so are all of us. During that era, I and others warned that the “14-day rule,” as it is called, was a ruse, a sop to the great unwashed who believe all human life matters morally, including developing embryos. The strategy, we warned,...
  • SHOCK: Scientists Grow Human Embryos for 14 Days So They Can Conduct Experiments on Them

    05/04/2016 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A shocking new report indicates scientists have found a way for human embryos to live outside the womb for 14 days, which is a record, so they can be experimented on for a longer period of time. Leading pro-life advocates are outraged that scientists would specifically create unique human beings to purposefully experiment on and later destroy just for research. They are worried scientists will continue creating more unborn human people who will be subjected to research for a longer duration of their embryonic life. In a piece made public today, commentators Insoo Hyun, Amy Wilkerson, and Josephine Johnston encourage...
  • In a world first, UK scientists just got approval to edit human embryos

    02/01/2016 10:12:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | 2-1-2016 | Julia Belluz
    Scientists in Britain just got approval to conduct research that involves editing the genetic material of healthy human embryos. This is a big deal: The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the first government agency in the world to endorse research that involves altering the human genome for research -- a move that could signal broader acceptance for a promising (but controversial) new area of science. The research team, led by Dr. Kathy Niakan at the UK's Francis Crick Institute, is trying to better understand which genes allow a healthy human embryo to develop. Niakan's team will use a...
  • Lab-grown spinal cords grown in petri dishes for the first time

    11/26/2014 11:12:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 26, 2014 | Mo Costandi
    Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords – partly thanks to a gene called sonic hedgehog.As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the lab, and, in some cases, successfully transplanted them into patients. Others are making progress in growing liver and heart tissue; one team in London is busy growing blood vessels, noses and ears; and some...
  • Bobby Jindal: Surrogate motherhood lessens ‘the way we value human life’

    06/03/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the second time in as many years, Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to enter into a contract with a surrogate mother in Louisiana. Both vetoes took place despite enormous support in the state legislature. In his veto letter Jindal, who is Catholic and considered a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he had concerns about "how this legislation impacts the way we value human life."
  • Is this democracy? - 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition

    05/30/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 30 May 2014 | Carolyn Moynihan
    You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe. Given five years of record unemployment and austerity budgets in Europe, elections for the European Parliament, held last week, were always expected to produce victories for the populist parties that reject the EU and its political values. But the scale of their success – parties described as “far right” gained about one-sixth of the seats in the Strasbourg-based assembly, and a couple polled better than their own governing parties at home -- has given a jolt to the European establishment. Tens of millions of people are...
  • Cardinal 'deeply' troubled by human cloning development

    05/15/2013 4:31:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | May 15, 2013
    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston speaks at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly. Credit: Michelle Bauman/CNA. Boston, Mass., May 15, 2013 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley called the successful production of embryonic stem cells by cloning human embryos an “abuse” which ignores the dignity and value of the human person. “The news that researchers have developed a technique for human cloning is deeply troubling on many levels,” the archbishop of Boston, who chairs U.S. bishops' pro-life activities committee, said May 15. “Creating new human lives in the laboratory solely to...
  • Early Dinosaur Embryos Found in China (Jurassic Park Now Possible?)

    04/11/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Discovery ^ | 04/11/2013 | D. MAZIERSKI
    A site in China contains 190-million-year old organic remains from non-avian dinosaurs and dinosaur embryos, and some of the world’s oldest known eggshells, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Nature, reveals for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew, developed and moved around within their eggs. The organic remains -- collagen discovered in bone -- also fuel hopes that many mysteries about dinosaurs may be resolved in the not-too-distant future. “Our hope is that we may be able to recover collagen from these tissues in the future and do additional analyses,” project leader Robert Reisz...
  • A Nobel winner's moral achievement

    10/12/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-12-12 | William Saletan
    WASHINGTON -- Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist at Kyoto University, loved stem-cell research. But he didn't want to destroy embryos. So he figured out a way around the problem. In a paper published five years ago in Cell, Yamanaka and six colleagues showed how "induced pluripotent stem cells" could be derived from adult cells and potentially substituted, in research and therapy, for embryonic stem cells. This week, that discovery earned him a Nobel Prize, shared with British scientist John Gurdon. But the prize announcement and much of the media coverage missed half the story. Yamanaka's venture wasn't just an experiment. It...
  • Should Christians Adopt Embryos?

    09/22/2012 8:15:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/22/2012 | By Russell D. Moore
    Evangelical Christians, it seems, are adopting embryos at an increasing rate, and the secular media are noticing the trend. Last week, religion journalist Krista Kapralos wrote about the theological and missional underpinnings of born-again believers giving birth to "unused embryos." In a few minutes, I plan to talk to her about whether we should see this as something God calls us to do. I mentioned, awhile back, that I had received some kick-back from someone who opposed any talk of so-called "snowflake adoption," and objected to such an adoption happening in his extended family. How, he wondered, could I support...
  • Komen Also Stops Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Centers

    02/02/2012 5:23:48 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | February 1, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    In addition to stopping funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Komen for the Cure has also quietly stopped funding embryonic stem cell research centers, another concern for pro-life advocates.As LifeNews reported last July, Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer spent time examining KomenÂ’s 990 Forms for the IRS for 2010 and she found that Komen has active relationships with at least five research groups or educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of unborn children in their earliest days for stem cells that have yet to help any patients.The return showed...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells Still Haven’t Performed Miracles

    11/22/2011 7:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 22, 2011 | IBD staff
    Subsidies: A firm that received tax dollars to pursue embryonic stem cell research abandons what was touted as the most promising avenue of research for medical miracles. Then there's that "conscience thing." When Geron Corp. announced in January 2010 that the first clinical trial using its embryonic stem cells to treat an actual human patient was under way, its stock shot up 6.4%. Geron got the first Food and Drug Administration license to use embryonic stem cells to treat people in a clinical trial, in this case patients with a spinal cord injury. Last week Geron announced that it was...
  • Embryonic cloning experiment blasted by ethicists, scientists

    10/08/2011 10:11:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | October 8, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Human embryonic stem cells. Credit: Nissim Benvenisty, Courtesy Public Library of Science (CC BY 2.5) Denver, Colo., Oct 8, 2011 / 06:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent experiment cloning human embryos for potential stem cell use did little to advance a medical breakthrough and violated human life, Catholic experts said in reaction to the news.“The attitudes of the scientists involved,” said Fr. Thomas Berg, head of the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, show a “profound disrespect for the goods inherent to natural procreation and a demeaning of human life.”In an experiment publicized Oct. 5 in the...
  • New York Times Touts “Selective Reduction” as a “Half Abortion”

    08/10/2011 2:32:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | August 10, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    As if the new York Times couldn’t sink any further down the hole of warped and twisted pro-abortion activism, the Gray Lady is out with yet another “news” piece that moves the newspaper further beyond the pale.Ruth Pawder is out today with a new story titled “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy,” that focuses on “selective reduction” – the euphemistic phrase given to name the destruction of one or more unborn children in a multiple pregnancy situation where a mother has more than one baby resulting from an IVF pregnancy involving the implantation of multiple human embryos.The Times never makes it past the...