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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Reproductive Servitude? Joe Heck's Anti-Woman Personhood Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The word "servitude" is defined as "slavery: a condition in which one lacks liberty... to determine one's course of action or way of life"--Merriam-Webster. Hold that thought.

The Coming Of The Motherless Child

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

The era of male-only embryo production is not yet here, but a major step in that direction was reported this week by another Japanese team.

Missouri's Roy Blunt Should Be Voted Out Of Office

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Imagine that you were just diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. The doctor shakes her head, makes a tch-tch sound with her mouth, and explains you have a 50% chance of living two more years-- and that there is no cure.

"Personhood" Pence: Could The VP Candidate Criminalize Birth Control Pills?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Mike Pence, Republican nominee for Vice President, is a personhood believer, demanding full legal rights--for every fertilized human egg. This is no casual opinion; the former Governor of Indiana intends to impose his belief on America.

Heterologous Embryo Transfer (HET): A New Frontier in Parenting

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Whitny Braun

Heterologous Embryo Transfer (HET) is the transfer of a genetically unrelated embryo into the uterus of a woman. In its most basic form it raises few eyebrows, as surrogacy is relatively common practice. However, the introduction of the phenomenon of embryo adoption has complicated HET.

How a Zika Virus Breakthrough Vindicates Stem Cell Research

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.16.2017 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

No one could have predicted that stem cells would be so important for a crisis like this. If the recent experiments do lead to a treatment for the brain damage caused by the Zika virus, we will have learned an important lesson about the way that modern biology needs to progress.

Cinemia: Cancer Goes to the Movies

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.

How Bioethics Has Pushed America Left

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

The recent controversy about Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue donation suggests that highly publicized bioethical issues generally benefit conservatives. In fact, quite the opposite is the case. Since 2000, they have actually aided the country's leftward move on social values.

Which GOP Candidate Will Adopt the 'Three-Parent Embryo'?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Just as embryonic stem cell research was the sentinel cultural issue for the last several presidential campaigns, the three-parent embryo could well be adopted by one of the more socially conservative candidates. These issues aren't only of concern to conservatives, but they tend to be of greater symbolic importance to activist voters in the GOP than among Democrats.

Selling Stem Cells Honestly

Pete Shanks | Posted 09.06.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

Scientists around the world are campaigning in favor of sensible regulation of stem-cell therapies. The recent conference of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) opened with a panel discussion about how to sort the real from the bogus treatments.

Coffman Touts Stem-Cell Lab Tour Despite Opposing Stem-Cell Research

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Coffman is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the U.S. Congress, and reporters should be watching for him to make statements and stage events, like this stem-cell tour, that may appeal to moderate voters but run counter to Coffman's forever-held beliefs and policy positions.

Breakthrough Brings 'Printed' Human Organs Step Closer To Reality

Posted 02.13.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 02/05/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out...

17 Men With an Anti-cure Stance

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What would you do, if you found an enemy in your house? Would you let him move in and take over--or encourage him to vacate the premises? Regarding ...

Coffman's Opposition to Promising Medical Research Rooted in his Extreme Anti-Abortion Position

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the more memorable ads this election is the House Majority PAC's attack on Coffman for opposing embryonic stem cell research. In its Truth Test on this topic, 9News should have said more about the ramifications of Coffman's position.

Coffman and Coors: Pro-Personhood and Anti-Colorado?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Linked up with the others, Coffman and Coors could do considerable damage to medical research, women's rights, and the dreams of family for childless couples. Fortunately, democracy provides us a remedy. Remember in November!

Governor Brown Vetoes Paralysis Cure Research Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

There was a time when Republicans supported our program overwhelmingly -- let us hope those better days return, after the election. To paraphrase another California Governor: "We'll be back!"

Can Romney Be a Stem Cell Statesman?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Romney has an opportunity to break with the more extreme elements of his party on an issue that has consistently shown to be important to the American people, and one that he supported for a time as governor: federal embryonic stem cell research.

Paul Ryan: the 'Personhood' Crocodile?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Enacted into law, a Romney/Ryan personhood plan could remove women's reproductive rights completely.

Gingrich Brings Grotesque Charges Against Science

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney supported embryonic stem cell research in the past. Both men, attempting to gain political advancement, have flip-flopped on the issue. But there is an important difference between the two men.

LOOK: Insanely Cute Monkeys Have More Than Two Parents

Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Because we know you'll ask: no, you can't have one. Hex, Roku and Chimero, the insanely cute rhesus monkeys pictured here, are the world's first ch...

WATCH: Cute "Chimeric" Monkeys Carry Strange DNA

Posted 01.07.2012 | Science

Cute and cuddly, little Hex, Roku, and Chimero look just like any other rhesus monkeys. But they carry distinctive DNA - a mashup of genes from severa...

Huge Victory for Obama, Stem Cell Research, and America

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Don C. Reed

Sherley vs. Sebelius, a lawsuit threatening stem cell research, was thrown out today. With Judge Lamberth's ruling, state dollars can once again be matched by federal contributions.

How Bernie Siegel and Embryonic Stem Cell Research May Help Solve the National Debt

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Medical research can lower the national debt, unless we cut ourselves off from advanced stem cell research.

On The Bridge: A Conversaton Between A Pro-Lifer And An Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

I was a pro-lifer whose child had an incurable disease. What I wanted to know was: what would I do if hESCs could cure my child'sNeurofibromatosis?

Is the Tea Party a Threat to Disabled Americans?

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

If you or a loved one has a disability, you need to know how the Tea Party threatens you.