Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Headline You Will Never See

"So Far, Conservative Scientists Have Been Correct About Embryonic Stem Cells"

Here is a headline from last week's MIT's Technology Review,
The article goes on to state,
"No field of biotechnology has...delivered less...than embryonic stem cells."

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.
  1. Brain Cancer 
  2. Retinoblastoma 
  3. Ovarian Cancer 
  4. Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma 
  5. Testicular Cancer 
  6. Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma 
  7. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 
  8. Hodgkin's Lymphoma 
  9. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 
  10. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia 
  11. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia 
  12. Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia 
  13. Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia 
  14. Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy 
  15. Multiple Myeloma 
  16. Myelodysplasia 
  17. Breast Cancer 
  18. Neuroblastoma 
  19. Renal Cell Carcinoma 
  20. Various Solid Tumors 
  21. Soft Tissue Sarcoma
I urge you to view the entire list.

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.

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