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Federal suit challenges stem cell funding guidelines

In RELIGION & STEM CELLS on August 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Baptist Press – Federal suit challenges stem cell funding guidelines – News with a Christian Perspective

Posted on Aug 28, 2009 | by Tom Strode

WASHINGTON (BP)–The Obama administration’s guidelines for federal funding of stem cell research that results in the destruction of human embryos have been challenged in court, and a lawyer behind the suit says he thinks its “chances are very good.”

The National Institutes of Health’s decision to fund embryonic stem cell research is “unethical, scientifically unnecessary, fiscally irresponsible and counterproductive,” opponents said in their complaint filed Aug. 19 in District of Columbia federal court.

Their suit contends the guidelines violate a 13-year-old congressional ban on funds for research that destroys embryos. It also says the National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to follow procedures required by law before issuing the guidelines, including in its dismissal of substantial studies that show other stem cells are “ethically and medically superior alternatives.” …

via Baptist Press – Federal suit challenges stem cell funding guidelines – News with a Christian Perspective.

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  1. Adult stem Cells have been successful in helping many diseases. Why don’t our scientists go to Germany and other countries to study how they are using ADULT stem cells? Why waste money on research which is not necessary. Find out what is working in other countries and try to improve on it if necessary.

    Helen

    • Thanks for the question Helen! You are so right! Adult stem Cells have been successful in helping many diseases.
      To answer your questions:
      They don’t go to Germany specifically because Germany clinics were shut down a few months ago. Generally speaking, they don’t pursue successes in other countries and bring them here because it would mean losing income from pill sales if people started getting better from Adult Stem Cells. To read more on this subject, Why No Stem Cells In the US – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/why-no-stem-cells-in-the-us/ Please email me directly at dsgrano@gmail.com to discuss SBC.

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