Killing to save a life seems ridiculous when induced pluripotent stem cells will work just as well.
Education was measured with a set of binary variables denoting the following levels: less than high school, high school, some college or greater, still studying. A guide to state laws on hESC research and a call for interstate dialogue. Stem cell research is a sticky subject because of the ambiguity on both sides.
Other sources rich in adult stem cells are umbilical-cord blood and the placenta. Scientists therefore believed that hES cell lines other than those on the federal registry would have to be studied.
It consequently put in place legislature, in the form of an executive order, that restricted federal funding for hES cell research to just those hES cell lines that were in existence on August 9, Stem cells have the ability to evolve into a diverse range of specialized cell types.
They cannot volunteer to give their lives for the benefit of others. If they have the moral status of persons, many argue, then they can not be treated as a means to even the most humanitarian end.
Then there is the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Southern Baptist Convention who have both joined forces in opposing embryonic stem cell research and harvesting. Protestants are the largest group in the U. It is also crucial for patients donating somatic cells for disease-specific stem cell studies, as they might otherwise donate under a false expectation that they will benefit directly from eventual medical applications of their patient-specific stem cells.
Generation of a human embryonic stem cell line encoding the cystic fibrosis mutation deltaF, using preimplantation genetic diagnosis.