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  • stem cell res
  • Is embryonic stem cell research a pro-life issue, where protection of human life at its earliest stages is politically akin to such popularly backed measures as requiring parental notification before a teenager can undergo an abortion? (natcath.org)
  • It s one thing for California s largely liberal voters, despite opposition from Catholic leaders and the state s antiabortion lobby, to approve $3 billion in spending over 10 years on embryonic stem cell research, as they did in November 2004. (natcath.org)
  • But conservative Missouri, home to a governor and two senators who consistently oppose abortion rights and where the moniker Democrat does not automatically equal pro-choice, is the electoral laboratory for a political experiment: an effort to extinguish the link in the public mind between abortion and embryonic stem cell research. (natcath.org)
  • This November, Missouri citizens will vote yes or no on the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, an amendment to the state s constitution that will allow, with some restrictions, stem cell research and access to stem cell therapies and cures. (natcath.org)
  • Nationally, the antiabortion movement is splintered over embryonic stem cell research. (natcath.org)
  • But others with strong antiabortion credentials say their support for embryonic stem-cell research is evidence of their pro-life commitment. (natcath.org)
  • Such pro-life stalwarts as Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (author of the early 1980s Human Life Amendment ) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a conservative doctor with his eye on the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, support federal funding on embryonic stem cell research. (natcath.org)
  • The following day, Bush vetoed legislation that would have expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research beyond the limited research he approved in August 2001. (natcath.org)
  • Earlier that week, Bush spokesman Tony Snow used another term to describe embryonic stem cell research. (natcath.org)
  • CAMBRIDGE -- People are not hearing the truth about human embryonic stem-cell research even as politicians push to subsidize the grisly practice with both state and federal tax dollars. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • Scientists know it s unlikely embryonic stem-cell research will work. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • And the issue gets further clouded when politicians and the media don t specify what kind of stem-cell research they re talking about. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • All four Massachusetts bishops voiced similar concern April 6 about the dangerous moral freefall implied in Gov. Deval Patrick s March 30 announcement that he plans to dismantle state restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research put in place by former Gov. Mitt Romney. (thebostonpilot.com)
  • But if your comprehension of stem-cell research doesn't go beyond that, you're not alone. (wired.com)
  • And everyone should, because stem-cell research brings up issues like where your tax money goes, who you vote for, your family's health and even your most fundamental beliefs about what makes us human. (wired.com)
  • We hope this list of frequently asked questions will serve as a foundation on which you can form your own opinions about stem-cell research. (wired.com)
  • By the narrowest of margins (51 per cent to 49 per cent) voters in Missouri passed Amendment 2, ostensibly a constitutional amendment that would permit embryonic stem cell research and ban human cloning. (theinterim.com)
  • At a White House ceremony on July 19, President George Bush explained his decision to veto a bill to fund embryonic stem cell research. (theinterim.com)
  • Interim Staff The Interim is often asked which Canadian charities support embryonic stem cell research - research that destroys human beings at the embryonic stage of life. (theinterim.com)
  • Media coverage of this study was as varied as people's feelings are about stem cell research. (www.nhs.uk)
  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Two of the most hotly debated and currently controversial topics-in the fields of science, religion, ethics, and politics-are human cloning and stem-cell research. (apologeticspress.org)
  • We are now being pressured by our state government to spend $1 billion or more to support embryonic stem cell research and the companies who are invested in it. (milforddailynews.com)
  • Our governor recently appointed to the Public Health Council new people who have already voted to remove restrictions placed on stem cell research by the previous administration. (milforddailynews.com)
  • I support stem cell research but not embryonic stem cell research. (milforddailynews.com)
  • Federal funding cannot be used to conduct such research in the United States under current administration guidelines, prompting many US research institutions and states to seek private funding for stem cell research. (alzforum.org)
  • genetically
  • When a complex organism receives all of its genetic material from a single parent and is genetically identical to that parent, it is called a clone. (inciid.org)
  • Reproductive cloning promises to give the rearing parents the kind of preferences never before possible in a baby, a baby identical genetically to a progenitor chosen by them, either one member of the couple or some one of their choice. (hubpages.com)
  • This would not be the case with a clone, whether of a particular progenitor or one intentionally modified genetically. (hubpages.com)
  • donor
  • To get the blastocyst, Hwang and colleagues had taken nuclei from somatic cells, the cumulus cells that surround oocytes in the ovary, and injected them into enucleated oocytes from the same donor. (alzforum.org)
  • The stem cells had the chromosomal karyotype of the donor (male for male donors, female for female) and the authors used DNA fingerprinting to confirm that the cell lines were derived from the correct nuclei donor. (alzforum.org)
  • They "reprogrammed" an egg cell by removing its DNA and replaced it with that of an adult donor. (cmda.org)
  • The resulting cells were identical in DNA to the donor. (cmda.org)
  • Making a 'reprogrammed' egg cell, getting it to divide, producing cells 'identical in DNA to the donor. (cmda.org)
  • Cumulus
  • Cumulus cells are diploid which means that they contain a complete (double) set of genetic information, so the resulting newly created zygote contains all the genes and chromosomes necessary to form a new individual. (inciid.org)
  • unethical
  • At present, most researchers worldwide consider this type of cloning to be unethical in the human because too little is understood about the process to make this technology safe for the intended offspring. (inciid.org)
  • experimentation
  • The very suggestion of such human experimentation strikes fear in the hearts of all who remember the atrocities of the Nazi regime's "scientific experimentation" on human subjects and desire to create the Aryan super race. (inciid.org)
  • diploid
  • means a diploid cell (having a complete set of chromosomes) obtained or derived from a living or deceased human body at any stage of development. (govtrack.us)
  • mice
  • Clones have been produced in several other species like mice and calves, but in every species in which cloning has been successful in producing live offspring, there has been a high incidence of abnormalities in the offspring. (inciid.org)
  • adults
  • The same program reported on partial but ongoing improvement of several American spinal cord-injured young adults through use of their own cultured nasal nerve cells in Lisbon, Portugal by Dr. Lima. (milforddailynews.com)
  • For instance, people fear that Hitler like dictators would use cloning to produce unthinking automatons or children who were cloned would grow up as neurotic adults. (hubpages.com)
  • Growing 'stem cells from adults using cloning techniques' sounds innocent, as if they had taken one heart cell and multiplied it in a dish. (cmda.org)
  • objection
  • If they would be able to be used to treat other humans, it would seem that the objection of tissue rejection has been solved. (lifeissues.org)
  • Those who raise this objection want to make it look like Ron Paul is "for" human cloning and therefore is not in line with the standard pro-life position. (triviumpursuit.com)
  • create
  • The technique could potentially be used to take skin cells from a patient to create "personalised" stem cells. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Genetic engineering might also be used to create a clone designed to be "like me but better" in some predetermined way. (hubpages.com)
  • NABC recommended a federal law to ban any attempt to create a human by cloning, with stiff penalties to enforce it. (hubpages.com)
  • technology
  • The recent report from Seoul Korea on the production of a stem cell line from a cloned human blastocyst has reignited both interest and anxiety regarding the development of this technology. (inciid.org)
  • Clearly, we are far from having the technology to produce a cloned human baby. (inciid.org)
  • Every human life, from the first moment of existence until natural death, deserves our respect and protection, Richard M. Doerflinger, deputy director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the House Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space in late 2004. (natcath.org)
  • Interim Staff On August 23, Advanced Cell Technology, a private, Worcester, Mass.-based biotechnology firm, announced to the world that it had developed a means of acquiring embryonic cells that would put to rest ethical concerns about this type of research. (theinterim.com)
  • Further, left unsaid is an additional scientific abuse inherent in cloning technology-exploitation of women. (cmda.org)
  • large offsprin
  • Clones are often born with a condition called "large offspring syndrome," as well as severe respiratory and circulatory defects, malformations of the brain or kidneys, or immune dysfunction. (encyclopedia.com)
  • therapies
  • And while any therapies are conjectural, the reality is the increased likelihood of cloned human children from this scientific advance. (cmda.org)
  • believes
  • A "no" vote doesn't necessarily mean Dr. Paul is "for" human cloning, rather that, once again, he believes the federal government should only legislate things the federal government was granted the power to legislate. (triviumpursuit.com)