Friday, December 14, 2007

Westchester Institute Focus on Latest Breakthrough

The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person has this great featured section providing all you ever need to know about the latest breakthrough involving the generation patient-matched human pluripotent stem cells without human cloning, and without the use of human embryos or human or animal eggs.

We urge you to check out their page, but perhaps this new breakthrough (and our entire effort overall) can be summed up in this excerpt from the Institute's Q&A on the new breakthrough:
“Good” research respects both scientific and ethical standards. iPSC research meets every mark of good science and has the following ethical advantages: it does not destroy human embryos; it does not use human oocytes; and it does not alienate a large part of the country’s citizens by engaging in research that they find deeply immoral.
As we've said all along ... just because science can do something doesn't mean we should do something. Especially when that "something" is unethical, unproven, dangerous and - as this latest breakthrough shows - unnecessary.

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