Tuesday, April 21, 2009

'Poor science' undergirds new stem-cell regs

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 4/21/2009 8:00:00 AM

Medical ResearchThe Obama administration has announced new guidelines for government-sponsored embryonic stem-cell research.

The guidelines, issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stop short of permitting scientists to create human embryos for research or pursuing techniques for cloning, but they do open the door for greatly expanding research involving human embryos. Critics argue the proposed regulations ignore gains made in adult stem-cell research, and create an incentive to "cannibalize" embryos from couples who do not wish to have any more children. Full story here.


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