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Embryonic Stem Cells

Is it Time for a New Morality?

Shayne Looper | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Attitudes about the morality or immorality of various lifestyle choices are in constant flux. It may be that opinions about what is morally acceptable...

A Trump Bioethics Commission?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.13.2016 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

The smoke and the sturm and drang haven't cleared from the greatest upset since Harry Truman defeated Tom Dewey in 1948 but it's still possible to rea...

Loss of a Stem Cell Champion: An Appreciation of Nancy Reagan

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.10.2017 | Science
Don C. Reed

Nancy Reagan set an example of love and loyalty that cannot be surpassed. She stood by her loved one for a decade of suffering. If we truly wish to show her respect, we should consider the path she blazed before us.

Genome Editing, Bioethics, Policy and Politics in the UK and in the US

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 09.19.2016 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

I believe that we as bioethicists have a responsibility to try and bring to the surface the underlying forces that that shape the ethical boundaries of a particular debate in a country versus another. Political, social and economic factors shape ethics and policy making as they shape science and technology in different ways in different countries.

Georgia Lawmaker Wants To Make Sure Embryos Don't Glow In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

A Georgia state representative is standing up for the rights of embryos: He wants to make sure they aren't forced to glow in the dark. Republican R...

Embryo Limbo

Pamela Brill | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Pamela Brill

Deep in a freezer, suspended in preservative fluid, lie two of my embryos. They are part of my little one's cohort. The two that were ok but not great. The two we left frozen in the event that my little Jude wasn't to be. I neurotically like having a back up plan. Not just for me, but for my sisters.

Mending Broken Hearts: Using Embryonic Stem Cells to Repair the Damage Caused by Heart Attacks

Marc Zimmer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Marc Zimmer

When Hina Chaudhry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine heard that women in the last few months of pregnancy have the highest rate of recovery from heart failure, she wondered whether it might be the fetal cardiomyocytes that are doing the repair. Chaudhry has confirmed her suspicions.

Scientist Backtracks On Stem Cell 'Breakthrough'

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science

(Updates throughout with response from Nature, more details, expert comment) By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Kate Kelland TOKYO...

Stem Cell Breakthrough Reported Overseas

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature ani...

Stem Cell Researchers Report Major Breakthrough

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up...

Cloning at Oregon Health & Science University

Beth Kohl | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Beth Kohl

In the eleven years since my youngest children were born, twin daughters, thanks to IVF, who joined a similarly IVF-enabled sister, we've scarcely discussed their scientific beginnings.

Is It Possible To Clone Humans?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/17/2013 08:00 AM EDT on LiveScience The news that researchers have used cloning to ma...

Diabetes Going Down for the Count?

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.23.2013 | Health News
Don C. Reed

Remember Muhammad Ali's great fight against George Foreman? The odds were overwhelmingly against Ali. Huge-armed Foreman was young, strong to uproot t...

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...

Jeffrey Young

How Mitt Romney Could Jeopardize The Search For Life-Saving Cures | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

With the stroke of a pen, Mitt Romney could slow the advance of embryonic stem cell research that has the potential to bring cures to ailments includi...

Top Ten Stem Cell Myths and Urban Legends

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

Stem cells. Understandably, just that phrase evokes all kinds of different reactions from people. They might reflect a preference in favor of a part...

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.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

2012-05-21-Screenshot20120521at3.05.45PM.jpgIn the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now. And stem cell scammers know this all too well.

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.

Undo Damage to the Komen Reputation: Support Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Komen is hopefully returning to its former productive relationship with Planned Parenthood. But it must also remove any ideological prejudice against stem cell research, and get back in touch with mainstream American science.

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma State Senator Introduces Eyebrow-Raising Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill banning aborted human fetuses in food, despite the fact that there are no known foods or ...

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...

A Tribute to Unemployed Stem Cell Scientists

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology
Don C. Reed

It would be different if their experiment had failed. But they had done everything right, played by the rules all the way: and in so far as they had been allowed to go, they had triumphed.

Santorum Blasts Gingrich: 'I'm The One You Want To Take Home To Mom'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said rival Newt Gingrich is "inconsistent" when it comes to issues social conservatives care about. ...

A Cure for Cancer -- Denied by Politics

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

I do not believe even the most hardened conservative goes to bed at night being glad he or she stopped chronic disease from being cured. But if they surrender to an anti-science ideology, it will have exactly the same effect.