Products That Use Aborted Fetuses

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Is it ethical to use aborted fetal tissue in research? The practice of using aborted fetal tissue has been in the news lately with the trial of journalist David Daleiden, who filmed Planned Parenthood abortionists admitting they change their procedures in order to sell the “freshest” aborted fetal tissue to researchers. This kind of research has been ongoing for decades in a shroud of secrecy within a medical community that has become unfazed …

The Immaculate Conception?

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With a discovery straight out of science fiction, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have taken us one step closer to human reproduction without the need for eggs and sperm. How is this possible? They have discovered the genes necessary to transform human skin cells into an embryo, it’s placenta and umbilical cord. The stated purpose of this breakthrough is to easily and quickly create vast quantities of test tube embryos for …

Harvard and the Brigham call for more than 30 retractions of cardiac stem cell research

You can rely on NCER to report life-giving ethical research successes, and to expose unethical, even fraudulent practices. Stem cell research has been replete with fraud, such as the Harvard Stem Cell Scandal, in which 3 researchers made claims that were unsubstantiated, resulting in thirty papers being retracted. Even more egregious is the common practice of deceitfully labeling aborted fetal tissue as “adult stem cells”.

As seen in STAT


Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be ‘cured’ of sickle cell anemia through stem cell transplant

A stem cell first for Canada! An Alberta woman is the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell anemia with the help of a stem cell transplant from her sister. This is a great example of the Ethical use of stem cells !

Carly Stagg · CBC News · 

Revée Agyepong of Edmonton underwent the procedure at Calgary cancer centre with donor cells from sister

An Alberta woman …

Japan to lift ban on growing human organs in animals

Japan has decided to join the US and UK in allowing researchers to implant an animal embryo (a fertilized egg) containing human cells into an animal’s womb and have the animal give birth. The constructive possibilities include growing human organs in animals for transplantation into humans. But they assure us that they will not allow the creation of horrific creatures that “blur the line between humans and other animals”, crossbreeding of created animals or fertilization …

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Are you ready for designer parenting? In the near future, the complete library of  an embryos’ DNA will be analyzed to reveal diseases and personal traits, thereby allowing parents to determine if each is suitable to be allowed to live.  NCER supports a ban on use of genetic editing to produce designer babies.
MALCOLM RITTER,  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby.

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After 14 years, California’s stem cell agency finally gets a royalty cheque

BioEdge by Michael Cook | 4 Mar 2018

Fourteen years after Californians voted an overwhelming Yes! to stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cells, and created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the agency has received its first royalty cheque. The amount? US$190,345.87.

Not even the staff of the controversial CIRM were inclined to boast about the return on investment for Californian tax-payers. Proposition 71, which voters approved in 2004, authorised a $3 …

World’s first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

Human-sheep hybrids have been created by scientists for the first time, opening the door to organs being grown inside the farmyard animals for use in transplants or to cure diabetes.

A team at Stanford University successfully grew embryos inside a surrogate for three weeks which had both sheep and human cells.

It is the first stage towards growing an unlimited supply of human organs for transplants and even providing a cure for Type 1 diabetes.…

Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

As seen in Science Daily:July 3, 2015
Source:University of Adelaide

A new method for culturing stem cells has been developed, which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. Stem cell therapy is showing promising signs for transplant patients, and the IL-17 treated stem cells should be even more effective at preventing and treating inflammation in transplant recipients — particularly controlling rejection in transplant patients.

Univ Adelaide

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered …

Gene-Sequence Swap Using CRISPR to Cure Hemophilia

As seen in Science Daily – July 23, 2015
Source: Institute for Basic Science

For the first time, chromosomal defects responsible for hemophilia have been corrected in patient-specific iPSCs using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases. Hemophilia A occurs in about 1 in 5,000 male births and almost half of severe cases are caused by identified “chromosomal inversions.” In a chromosomal inversion, the order of the base pairs on the chromosome are reversed so the gene doesn’t express …