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Embryo Ruling Good For Stem Cell Research

A ruling from the Irish Supreme Court has reignited that country’s debate over the legal status of human embryos, confirming the legality of research with human embryonic stem cells but leaving such work in a regulatory limbo that may not be resolved soon. On 15 December, the court ruled that human embryos outside the womb [...]

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South Korea To End Stem Cell Research Ban

South Korea will lift a three-year ban on human stem cell research, a presidential advisory committee announced last week. The government had banned stem cell research in 2006 following a scandal involving cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk, who claimed to have made stem cells from cloned human embryos. Hwang scandalized the global scientific community when it [...]

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New Ethics Criteria Threatens Stem Cell Research

Earlier this year, President Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research with many scientists hailing the decision as a fantastic boost for stem cell research, one of the most promising fields of research in medicine. Since that signing, there have been several that have concluded that the plan could have [...]

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Obama Vs. Church on Stem Cell Research

President Barack Obama’s recent lifting of restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research has puts him at odds with Pope Benedict and the American Roman Catholic Church. After Obama signed the order, the Vatican immediately condemned the move. Obama’s executive order reversed restrictions placed on the research by his predecessor, George W. [...]

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Larry King Asks Pastor Joel Osteen & Wife About “Stem Cell Research”

Controversial topic for Pastor Joel Osteen and his wife. Larry King asks them how they feel about the topic of stem cells. Pastor Joel doesn’t like the idea of ‘Playing God’.

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Cord Blood Controversy – Choosing Private or Public Storage

Cord blood which was considered a waste at one point of time, is now looked as a life-saving entity by many. Many parents decide to preserve cord blood, which is rich in stem cells, and is used to treat more than seventy different diseases such as leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, neuroblastoma, genetic diseases, and [...]

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Obama Reverses Ban On Government Funding For Stem Cell Research

Reversing an eight-year-old limit on potentially life-saving science, President Barack Obama lifted  restrictions on taxpayer-funded research using embryonic stem cells. The campaign promised move will allow research aimed at better treating, if not curing, ailments from diabetes to paralysis . This types of research often crosses partisan lines, and is backed by respected  proponents such [...]

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