Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Nancy Reagan to the Rescue

Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan has joined 100 Nobel prize winning scientists and 206 members of the US Congress in criticizing the Bush administration for its decision to limit funding for stem cell research.

According to Harvard cell biologist Doug Melton embryonic stem cells hold greater promise than adult stem cells to cure type 1 diabetes.

The embryonic stem cells that are proposed for research are surplus cells from In Vitro Fertilization clinics that would that are going to be disposed. Why would we not want to find a cure for diseases like Parkinson's, Altzheimer's or diabetes rather than a full waste bin?

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