New Study Adds To Arguement for Adult, Not Embryonic, Stem Cells
A recent study at UCLA has discovered that cells made from embryonic stem cells had not turned off many of the genes normally expressed only in growing, pluripotent stem cells. Dr. William Lowry, senior author of the study, said that this could be very problematic, since some of those same pluripotency genes are expressed during cancer development. As reported in the study, the cells derived from embryonic stem cells were developmentally very immature. It was found that theywere most similar to cells less than six weeks after conception, in the earliest stages of human development.
Lowry said that "it also may present a challenge for transplantation, because the cells you end up with are not something that’s indicative of a cell you’d find in an adult or even in a newborn baby.”
Given that we now know more about why embryonic sterm cells are likely to cause cancer & the fact that adult stem cell successes continue to mount, the justification for killing unborn babies for their stem cells is pretty much a non-starter. Not that there ever should have any attempts to justify it in the 1st place, given that any research that requires the willful killing of a living human being to do so. Sadly, the Obama administration is so sold out to the "culture of death" that it coninues to expand embryonic stem cell research at taxpayer expense. This is something we cannot let continue as it is only bringing us closer to the day when the USA will have to answer for these sins. & if we do, we can expect something similar to what happenned to ancient Israel. They were warned as we are being warned. It is still not too late for this country to repent. But even if we do, we will still have to do penance for what we have allowed up to now. Better a little now, than a lot worse later. So, once again I remind us of the importance of prayer as well as action so we can change this country from having a "culture of death" to having a Godly "culture of life."
Study: Embryonic Stem Cells Don’t Work as Well as Adult Cells
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