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The problem is that heavier people can not use cord blood because cords are generally smaller in volume,
Hwang and his colleagues do not use surplus test-tube embryos to create their stem-cell lines. Instead, they employ a cloning technique known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer. In this process, the nucleus from an unfertilized donor egg cell is replaced with nuclear material from a different kind of cell. Then the egg is processed with electricity and chemicals, coaxing it to grow to the blastocyst stage.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Friday said he would veto legislation that would loose restrictions on embryonic stem cell research and expressed concern about human cloning research in South Korea.
“I’m very concerned about cloning,” the president said. “I worry about a world in which cloning becomes accepted.”
White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy said the work in South Korea amounted to human cloning for the sole purpose of scientific research. “The president is opposed to that,” Duffy said. “That represents exactly what we’re opposed to.”
South Korean researchers, funded by their government, reported producing human embryos through cloning and then extracting their stem cells. It is a major advancement in the quest to grow patients’ own replacement tissue to treat diseases.
Originally posted by Zipdot
Clones aren't "fertilized," they just transfer nuclear material into the egg. It's a form of fertalization but it's obviously not "fertilization" in the classical sense. Point being, if these dna-impregnated eggs were allowed to grow, they would become humans.
Originally posted by sardion2000
Really? Care to show me the studies that have show Adult Stems cells to be more effective? I can go out get get hundreds of studies that point to ebryonic stem cells being the most potent form of Regenerative Medicine to date. I have only seen a few studies that showed at least SOME hope that Adult Cells would be marginally effective.
Originally posted by Azza
I cannot wait untill anyone with a moral objection to this magnificent research is pushing up daisies, Its ridiculously selfish to consciously indirectly cause suffering of a fellow human being merely because it interferes with your theological beliefs