Saturday, May 23, 2009

NIH Human Stem Cell Guidelines

Click the link above, to go to the comment form about the National Institutes of Health's proposed guidelines for the use of Human Stem Cells.

These comments are only being received through May 26, 2009, and may well have a profound effect on the policy's adoption. Meanwhile, according to this link, the site is being flooded following an effort by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is opposed to the scientific use of "human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose."

I support this research. First, I do not believe that these tiny embryos are full human beings. Second, they are routinely destroyed now. Third, they have great potential to alleviate suffering for living children and adults.

At any rate, I have registered my comment, and urge you to do the same.

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