Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Adult stem cells

This links to a story about a blind man who was cured using adult stem cells. The Church approves of this form of research. It opposes embryonic stem cell research, since this involves the destruction of human life.
Research with adult stem cells is more advanced and offers greater hope of progress than embryonic research.

1 comment:

Sr. Christine said...

Thanks for the link. I spoke with a doctor associated with Washington University in St. Louis who does adult stem cell research. He said that, while adult stem cell has produced the only currently viable stem cell treatments, it is a very unpopular line of research in the scientific community. Which makes one question the objective and apolitical nature of (some) scientific research.