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October 08, 2004
Stem cells pump out healing molecules.
Some birth defects might be prevented by injecting mothers with stem cells. There have been some
in stem cell research lately, but this is something new.
18 years ago
Stem-cell research a pawn in election politics
These are all interesting links,
. The idea of a 'bioloical pacemaker' certainly sounds more attractive than the kind which run on batteries.
I can't stop thinking about the South PArk episode with Christopher Reeve whenever stem cells are mentioned.
Two separate teams of Harvard scientists are preparing to produce cloned embryos for disease research, and one has officially applied for permission from the university's ethical review board.
Britain and America are squaring up against each other at a crucial debate at the United Nations this week that could result in an international convention to ban stem cell research using cloned human embryos.
Schwarzenegger endorses controversial stem cell proposition
I'm so torn on the California stem cell proposition. On one hand, it seems like we are in no budgetary position to start doling out money to biotechs with only the most minimal of provisions on what gets researched. And the parts of the proposition that state that the rules can't be changed later if it turns out to be a bad idea are particularly scary. On the other hand, as the population ages I think we'll see more and more funding for research on age-related diseases, and it would be great if Cali were already in the lead on the stem cell front. Not to mention, new biotech jobs spin off a lot of related jobs that would help the economy. I'm edging towards a No vote, but am still wavering.
, but aren't homunculi created using stem cells? That might explain someone's extreme interest in the subject.