Stem Cell Research - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
June 6th, 2006  
greenarmy1980
 
 
I am glad that you all have opinions. Thank you for sharing
June 6th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
What is the actual question of this post:
Should stem cell research be allowed and on what terms or did GB halted the research program due to religions pressure? I have different answers for both so before I start, what question should I answer?
June 8th, 2006  
SNowblind
 
My dad is a laboratory head, specializes in stem cell research, I asked him what he thought about George Bush and the restrictions he placed.
not exact wording, but the gist of it is the same

These restrictions are counterproductive: America is supposed to be the worlds bastion of higher science and medical care, pandering to fundamentalist christian groups will not help America in the long run, just like any proper capitalist, researchers are prefectly happy to reduce costs, though americas research institutions are the best, these restrictions involve difficulty and delays regarding the aquirement of government grants, and makes it extremely difficult to move critical materials about.
These restrictions promote the movement of some of the worlds best scientists to more liberal countries, such as Korea and Japan.

When I asked about his opinion on what Arnolds 2 Billion dollar stem cell fund can mean: VERY good thing, at least someone in government has the right idea
Many of americas best researchers have moved to California so far, though poor Arnie has been fighting lawyers and PO'd parents ever since he allowed the fund.

he does agree with the ban on full human cloning, however: he thinks that the potential for abuse in that particular field outstrips the potential gains
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June 8th, 2006  
DefiantCdr
 
 
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One must remember that this is not a baby or a fetus, or even a full embreyo. Its a mass of cells from an embreyo. If you rub your hands together you are killing thousands and thousands of skin cells. The only difference is that stem cells unlike regular ones have the ability to self repair.
Actually, the difference between the two is that the skin cells in your hand are not their own human being... an embryo is. It's it's own person with DNA that's different than the mother. I know that I, personally, think that by using the stem cells from these embryos that science is condoning murder. The end justifies the means type thing. That's why this type of research is so controversial.
June 8th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
I know Dr. Mengele would have loved to have dabbled in it. President Bush took a stand against it because of his and his constituants' personal belief that it is wrong. The fact that he expresses his convictions about something and stands firm just gets under the liberals' skin. They're not equipped to deal with a person who makes a firm stand.
June 8th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
I dont have any problems using emberyos, its when you start using fertilized ones that i get a little itchy.
June 8th, 2006  
DefiantCdr
 
 
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I dont have any problems using emberyos, its when you start using fertilized ones that i get a little itchy.
An embryo is a fertilised egg... it's what a baby is before it's a fetus and after it's... something who's name is hard to spell.
June 9th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Here's a good primer for those who slept through biology.
http://www.visembryo.com/baby/index.html
June 9th, 2006  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
I have nothing against stem cell research. The possibilities of playing god make me wonder about stem cell research, but then again, not everyone will want to play god. There will be people who will want to use stem cell to better theirs or someone else's life. There is also the possibility that stem cells won’t do as they are theorized to do. But at least we'll know that now and can find another technique that will work.

Had the colonist not of rebelled against the British Government, where would we be today? They knew they risked their lives win or lose, but they wanted a better life, so they took a shot (no pun intended).
June 12th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
The harvesting of stem cells will become a moneymaker for medical research conglomerates. Only the rich will be able to afford treatment.