What are Human-animal Chimeras;
Why are They Problematic?
WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2016 -- After the National Institutes of Health proposed federal funding of projects to possibly create a human-animal hybrid, Catholic ethicists voiced serious moral and legal concerns.
If We Do Nothing,
They Will Clone
SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 -- Human cloning is here. After years of effort, scientists manufactured human life using the same process that created Dolly the sheep. There is no way around it: The age of human cloning is here—unless we act now to prevent it.
Fertility Treatments Succeed
Without Assisted Reproduction
-- A doctor in Italy has seen great success in helping couples conceive by examining their overall health and treating underlying causes of infertility, without artificial reproduction technologies.
Stunning Adult Stem Cell
Developments Evoke Hope, Caution
WASHINGTON DC, February 7, 2014-- Remarkable advancements in stem cell biology are enabling scientists to reprogram mature cells into a variety of different tissues – but experts say these methods should be used carefully to avoid ethical questions and inadvertent cloning.
Cloning Shows Science Must
Dialogue With Philosophy
PORTLAND, OR, May 21, 2013--The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work.
Vatican Honors Boy For Courage During Trachea Transplant
VATICAN CITY, April 15, 2013--During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one grown using his own stem cells won the “Pontifical Hero Award” for his courage.
-- A new report on one of the world's largest funders of stem cell research reveals that an emphasis on results has led to a shift in funding towards morally-acceptable work with adult stem cells.
Skin Cells Become Beating Heart Tissue
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 -- Good ethics and good science are an unbeatable combination. For example, I believe that in part due to President Bush’s keeping the focus on the value of human embryonic life, scientists looked for ways to get the hoped for benefits of embryonic stem cells, without destroying or cloning embryos. This led to the induced pluripotent stem cell breakthrough that takes normal cells, changes them to stem cells, and thence into other types of tissue. Now, an important IPSC study has shown that skin cells made into cardiac cells function well in the heart.
U.S. Must Lead In Adult Stem Cell Potential
Special Report by Ambassador Raymond Flynn
BOSTON, MA, November 17, 2011-- Last week I attended an International Conference at Aula Nuova Del Sibodo, The Vatican, with some of the world's leading scientists on stem cell research. Most of us attending the first International Conference on Adult Stem Cells: Science and The Future of Man and Culture, had never met each other before. The conference brought together many experts in medicine, research, science and religion. To round things out, former U.S. Secretary of Human Services, and Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson, and I were the only two political leaders invited.
US Ban on Human Embryo Patents
.- Pro-life leaders welcomed the recent passage of the “Weldon Patent Ban,” which makes permanent a prohibition on patenting human embryos. Previously, the ban had to be annually renewed.
Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling
WASHINGTON,D.C., September 25, 2011- Adult stem cell researchers have filed an appeal in a lawsuit seeking to end federal funding for embryo-destroying stem cell research.
Intentionally Depriving a Child of
Mother or Father a "Human Right"?
Absurd by Claim Commission
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization (IVF) or face penalties for alleged violations of human rights protected by international law. “They have effectively said, the right to create a child with the intention of depriving that child of knowing and being cared for by his or her mother and father is a human right specific to adults. That is absurd,” exclaimed CCG chairman William B. May.
Aborted Baby Cells Used
for Product Development
LARGO, Florida, March 29, 2011– Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations partnered with a biotech company found using aborted fetal cell lines to test food flavor enhancers, according to a pro-life watchdog group.
Stem Cell Pioneer: Cult of Celebrity Drives Research
Leaves Ethical Researchers in the Cold
DUBLIN, November 9, 2010 – Funding for ethical stem cell research is hampered by a shallow “cult of celebrity” in scientific research that is fed by media hype, a leading researcher in adult stem cells told LifeSiteNews.com this weekend.