Monday, March 26, 2007

Stem Cell Links

Wesley Smith on Feinstein's and Hatch's deceptive cloning bill.
Through deceptive definitions and smoke and mirror redirection, the Human Cloning Ban and Stem Cell Protection Act of 2007 claims to ban human cloning, but actually legalizes it. It purports to prohibit egg buying, when instead it explicitly opens the door to paying women to be egg "donors." And it purports to protect "stem-cell research," even though that area of experimentation isn't anywhere mentioned in the bill--other than in the title.

An ABC News story on how researchers are using stem cells from leg muscles to treat patients with poor heart function or heart failure.

Osiris Therapeutic's has announced that treating patients who recently suffered a heart attack with adult stem cells can help patients recover and ease symptoms like irregular heartbeats and premature contractions. The stem cells came from donors instead of the patient.

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