embryonic stem-cell research


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Noun1.embryonic stem-cell research - biological research on stem cells derived from embryos and on their use in medicine
stem-cell research - research on stem cells and their use in medicine
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Bill C-56 proposes to allow embryonic stem-cell research. Stem cells are the earliest stage of human life and must, therefore, be protected.
When the Liberal government brings in legislation that approves embryonic stem-cell research, you have the opportunity of defying it and thereby save your soul.
In late August, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction temporarily stopping federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. An appeals court has since temporarily stayed that order.
"We make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology," the president asserted as he announced his decision to provide federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Millions of taxpayers believe these experiments are unethical as they require the destruction of embryonic human life.
Obama has left it up to the National Institutes of Health to control what scientists can do with federal money and opponents of embryonic stem-cell research fear the NIH could open up the possibilities.
Dear Editor, I am disappointed with President Obama's decision to rescind the Bush administration's strict limits on human embryonic stem-cell research.
The order will remove curbs on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. By doing so, Obama will be reversing a policy that critics say has hampered the fight into finding treatments for grave diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, a senior administration official said.
In a discovery that could help to defuse some of the criticism of embryonic stem-cell research, scientists at Advanced Cell Technology Inc., based in Alameda, Calif., with a laboratory in Worcester, have generated five new stem-cell lines by removing cells from early-stage embryos, leaving them undamaged.
Embryonic stem-cell research has become a very controversial issue over the last few years--and justifiably so.
Wilmut's plan, which in essence would use people with terminal neurological conditions as lab rats, is the latest example of the dehumanizing impetus that is inherent to embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning.
But using federal funds to support destructive embryonic stem-cell research would be both unethical and unnecessary.
I also believe that embryonic stem-cell research should be encouraged and supported."