"So Far, Conservative Scientists Have Been Correct About Embryonic Stem Cells"
Here is a headline from last week's MIT's Technology Review,
Turn the clock back 15 years. Conservatives were stating that it was immoral to create embryos to for the purpose of harvesting embryonic stem cells. Scientists also stated that, while adult stem cells had tremendous potential, embryonic stem cell research was highly speculative. Here is a partial list of diseases and conditions that can be assisted with adult stem cell treatment.
- Brain Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma
- Testicular Cancer
- Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
- Multiple Myeloma
- Breast Cancer
- Renal Cell Carcinoma
- Various Solid Tumors
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
President Obama, with much media approval, overturned the ban on Federal embryonic stem cell research. Yet, in spite of hundreds of millions of dollars and the work of many scientists, there have been no major breakthroughs with embryonic stem cells.
So, I would suggest to the President that the ban be reinstated. Creating human life for the experimentation is highly immoral. And, we now know, that it is not a fruitful line of research.