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Growing Humans in Labratories – Abandoning 14 Day Rule

NCER Commentary: ALARMING news: The “14 Day Rule” was established by the medical research community as the cutoff for growing human embryos in test tubes because this is the earliest development of the brain and spinal cord which would put the embryo at risk of suffering pain.  But as of this week, the International Society […]

Another distressing first in scientific research

NCER Update by: Carol Szczepaniak Date:5-12-21 Mammalian embryos have been grown outside of a womb. The implications are chilling. For the first time in Developmental Biology, a mammalian (mouse) embryo has been observed as it developed through half of its gestation period (11 weeks) while outside a natural womb. Using an intricate artificial placenta that […]

New versions of “Pandora’s” Ethics box keep being opened

NCER Update by: Carol Szczepaniak Date:5-12-21   An international research team from China and the US has made history by successfully injecting human stem cells into macaque monkey embryos, and growing them in the lab for 20 days. This kind of creation is referred to as a chimera, named after a Greek mythological monster, because […]

2020 Was a Breakout Year for Crispr

NCER Comments:  Sickle Cell Anemia is a heritable disease that 1 in every 13 Black or African American babies possess when born. Red blood cells are abnormally shaped, so are unable to carry oxygen needed for all tissues and organs to survive. The average lifespan is only 40 years, but a new development using the CRISPR […]

Stem Cell Therapy: A Potential Crohn’s Disease Breakthrough?

NCER Comments: Inherited chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract is referred to as Crohn’s disease. Drug therapy only scratches the surface of the pain it inflicts. However, there is new hope! Researchers have used the patients own stem cells to substantially reduced symptoms.   Louis A. Cona, MD Medical Director | DVC Stem Stem cell therapy may be […]

Johnson & Johnson New Covid-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson has just received approval from the FDA for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine, making it the 3rd vaccine, and the first typical “viral vector” vaccine to treat COVID here in the United States. Johnson & Johnson joins Astrazeneca as a more traditional alternative to the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines approved […]

What is Transhumanism – and why should I care?

NCER Comments – 1-26-2021 What is Transhumanism? The prefix Trans means crossing over a boundary; in this case, the boundary of being human. It’s a philosophy or ideology that aims to control and transform the human species to a higher state using bio technologies, in order to eliminate suffering, disease, aging and death because those […]

COVID Vaccine – Ethics and Efficacy Update

All of us will soon be making a decision on whether we will be receiving one of the new COVID-19 vaccines. The goal of NCER is to provide knowledge and understanding of these vaccines, which will give us power to make ethical choices, giving us peace of mind and heart for ourselves and our families. […]