Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Stem cell break through

Skin cells can be turned into stem cells. Let's pray that the two studies that are part of this breakthrough can be replicated and that scientific progress continues. Of course, most scientists want to continue to study embryonic stem cells. Can't close off something yett. No matter the complications, or if it kills human beings. "All for the common good" right? The Hindu News Update Service

See also this piece from Jimmy Aiken: Why NOT Emryonic Research?

Fr. Richard John Neuhause had an interesting, and illuminating essay in the November 2007 issue on the Politics of Bioethics, exploring the politics of the concept of human dignity. (Subscriber only, I'm afraid. I think a couple of months after first issue the back issues become free. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll email a copy.)

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