Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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Concerning EMBRYONIC stem cell research, there's nothing preventing folks from seeking private or state funding, is there? IIRC, the amount of funding that failed to get through Congress is like 10% of what California is spending. This is a great opportunity for people to get their state universities BACK into the funding driver's seat for basic science. Why not?
So far, after many hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on embryonic stem cell research I am not aware of any new treatments as a result of that research.
The whole controversy of using embryonic stem cells maybe moot in a few years as researchers continue to improve somatic stem cell production. That might be a less expensive method of harvesting stem cells in the long run and thus, more cost-effective avenue of research.
Finally, concerning the moral issue, I don't have one. It's all tissue to me and so I don't care one way or the other. To me, it's just another venue for political hacks to flail away at each other,