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NY now first to allow taxpayer funding for human eggs

In ALL ARTICLES on August 22, 2009 at 10:28 am

Better late then never I guess.  After years of successful use of adult stem cells around the world, people in the US are just now figuring out, seemingly for the first time, that “amazingly and ironically, adult stem cells have shown far greater medical use promise thus far than have embryonic stem cells…”  Do not be misled by this article that the donation of eggs will help to generate treatments for diseases.   Embryonic stem cell research will NOT generate treatments for decades.  Whether the donation of eggs is morally objectionable or not is entirely up to you…and the eggs may be used for a variety of things….but they have almost nothing to do with treating diseases over the next 20-50 years. -dg

August 21, 8:21 PM

The Empire State Stem Cell Board of New York recently approved payments of up to $10,000 in taxpayer funds to women for their eggs for research.

This puts NY in the dishonorable position of being the first state to allow such funding for human eggs.

Significantly, some ethicists are alarmed at this approval, which provides taxpayer money for what many Americans consider morally objectionable. And, amazingly and ironically, adult stem cells have shown far greater medical use promise thus far than have embryonic stem cells…

via NY now first to allow taxpayer funding for human eggs.

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