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Yes they are. Embryonic stem cells can go cancerous at the tip of a hat.
Recently, scientists in the United States and Japan succeeded in turning adult skin cells into cells that appeared to behave like embryonic stem cells in that they could be programmed to act like any cell in the body.
For one thing, in order to know what those alternatives can do, they’ll need to be compared with something, and the gold standard continues to be human embryonic stem cells. For another, there may be some biological limits to the utility of alternative sources, such as these skin cells. And, of course, the techniques now being used involve a genetic factor that is carcinogenic. At this point it is still too early to tell exactly what this news means.
Cord blood, bone marrow and adult stem cells already have the genetic switch for accelerated growth switched off and are much less likely to turn cancerous.
originally posted by: Mugly
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Today she regrets it as the greatest mistake of her life. She prays for forgiveness from God every night for the life she feels she killed....
^^^that is the crux of the issue and the major source of her regret/guilt right there
originally posted by: boymonkey74
A lot of surprise and anger on the boards to do with the PP videos and selling fetal tissue to labs and such.
Now I will not go into the selling of it because frankly I don't know the USA laws about it but I will attempt to show you that we have been using fetal tissue for years and it is helping people now and has done for years.
Now fetal tissue was used in the first polio vaccine also Hepatitis A, German measles, chickenpox and rabies.
Now someone attempted to say they were injecting mice with cells from fetal tissue will make Chimeras....no the reason they implant the cells into the mice is that the cells divide rapidly, adapt to new environments easily, and are less susceptible to rejection than adult cells if transplanted.
This makes the mouses immune system mimic ours so thus aiding research into Cancer and other diseases.
Parkinsons is also helped by transplanting cells from fetal tissue.
Aids research also.
Oh and the ebola vaccine? yes it used fetal tissue.
We will never stop women getting abortions and I am pro choice not pro abortion I think we should be educating all people about safe sex and the consequences of it.
As always education is the key.
But I for one am glad some people do this type of work for the people living and suffering now.
(Oh and Vaccines and abortion? ha you guys are going to have a field day lol).
Dr. William Smalling first saw the baby on day two of life.
Amillia Taylor, one of the world’s smallest surviving preemies, weighed just 283 grams and measured 24 centimetres — under 10 inches — with skin so fragile and translucent her blood vessels could be seen beneath.
“I was shocked that something so small could survive,” Smalling, one of Amillia’s primary physicians, remembers thinking that day as he stood in his hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
“Not only survive, but also be so stable.”
Born after just 21 weeks and six days’ gestation in a South Florida hospital in 2006, Amillia arrived in the world by emergency caesarean section, pushing the boundaries of what is known as the “threshold of viability” — the stage and age at which a fetus would have a reasonable chance of survival outside its mother’s womb without severe brain damage.
According to Canadian reproductive biology expert Dr. Roger Pierson, “Nobody really knows where that line is anymore.”
As medical advances allow doctors to increasingly save babies born months too soon — those who would never have survived even a generation ago — the debate over fetal viability has been reignited
July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of two dozen leading Russian and international scientists from various disciplines met last week in Moscow to make the case that science overwhelmingly confirms the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception – and to demand that “prenatal infanticide” be banned in the country.
Sergei Chesnokov, the president of the Moscow Pro-Life Festival, which organized the symposium, told LifeSiteNews that such a scientific symposium on the humanity of the unborn child from a pro-life perspective “has never been organized before in Russia or in any post-Soviet country.”