I know we already have a cloning thread, but with the recent commotion in the senate regarding embryonic stem cell research, I just thought I'd make another thread dedicated specifically to stem cell research, vs embryonic stem cell research.
Here's what I know: (and it isn't much) It's possible to use stem cells without embrionic cells for research, but it is easier to get lots and lots of stem cells from embryos. Many anti-abortionists are against this because it detroys the embryo in the process.
The question at hand in the political arena is, do we, as tax-payers, want to pay for embryonic stem cell research, or should it continue to go on only under privately funded institutions?
I'm just wondering what other people feel about the issue, or how much they know about it.
A little side note: A friend of mine in medical school said that a LOT of the stem cells she and her peers recieved were emryonic, despite their being labled otherwise. I think it's a bit unrealistic to believe that passing a bill will have a huge effect on what actually goes on behind closed doors.
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