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Science Over Politics: Nobel
For Adult Stem Cell Work

Investor's Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:HollowLeg, 10/9/2012 4:55:12 AM

Bioethics: British and Japanese researchers have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for showing how to create embryonic stem cells without using human embryos in a genuinely promising line of research For decades now, embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) has been trumpeted as the most promising avenue of research, and those who had moral qualms about using human embryos were dismissed as Bible-thumping troglodytes who stood in the way of making the lame walk ESCR supporters said their way led to finding "imminent" miracle cures to tragic and sometimes deadly conditions and diseases

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/9/2012 4:57:47 AM     (No. 8919542)

Sweet!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/9/2012 5:25:59 AM     (No. 8919548)

Common sense told real scientists that adult stem cells,a person's own,was the real solution because of the reduced risk of rejection. DNA match ups are very tricky,so why fool with them at all.

I think the whole embryonic stem cell approach was more an attack on God than anything.They wanted to devalue a human embryo as nothing more than a shred of protoplasm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/9/2012 6:24:24 AM     (No. 8919574)

I thought this was old science.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/9/2012 7:53:43 AM     (No. 8919685)

This is real science folks "Star Trek"
medicine...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/9/2012 8:14:26 AM     (No. 8919718)

The Nobel Committee seems to have gotten one right, for a change. And #2, I think you've got it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wordstress, 10/9/2012 8:31:04 AM     (No. 8919775)

Fantastic.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 10/9/2012 8:44:25 AM     (No. 8919809)

Are they more stable? One of the objections (scientific, not moral)was that the embryonic stem cells were unstable and frequently caused more harm than good. One of the reasons that private investors would not invest and the government was dragged into this experiment.
This entire thing just creeps me out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 10/9/2012 9:17:41 AM     (No. 8919908)

A bit off topic here, but there's a tie-in: Has anyone seen the new Huggies commercial--the one where the husband asks his wife "if there's a little human growing in her tummy." I had to laugh--even a diaper company can get it right!

Adult stem cells--one less reason to sacrifice babies!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: privateer, 10/9/2012 2:47:05 PM     (No. 8921023)

Great news for humans of ALL ages!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/9/2012 5:06:15 PM     (No. 8921319)

It all depends on how much government funding the scientists can get. Embryonic stem cell research seems more exciting, even when the results are horrific and waste time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/9/2012 5:13:54 PM     (No. 8921325)

The Peace Prize is always a joke. The Economics Prize is usually a joke. The Prizes for Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry are always deserved. Every once in a while the Literature Prize goes to someone who deserves it.

Heartiest congratulations to the Japanese and British researchers. Their prize is eminently well deserved.

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