stem cell research: yay or nay?

  • rnch

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    Aug 24, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    wadduathunk on this topic?
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    I'm all for it. As a type 1 diabetic and dilated cardiomyopathy, so I could possibly benefit very much from stem cell research.
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    yay
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    for it
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    Vote for Paul!!!
  • Webster666

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    Aug 24, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    I'll take science over religion, any day.
    The stupid twats claim that it's still an embryo.
    Yeh, but it's an embryo that was going to be thrown away.
    This has nothing to do with killing potential babies.
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    Yay.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6C6IKBezjA
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    Aug 25, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    Adult stem cell research: Yes
    Embryonic stem cell research: No
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    Aug 25, 2010 10:12 AM GMT
    Andreas73 saidAdult stem cell research: Yes
    Embryonic stem cell research: No


    not even if it means the cure for cancer?...we have to make sacrifices in the name of science
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    Aug 25, 2010 11:25 AM GMT
    Checks off the Yay portion of the pamphlet
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    BuckYou said
    Andreas73 saidAdult stem cell research: Yes
    Embryonic stem cell research: No


    not even if it means the cure for cancer?...we have to make sacrifices in the name of science


    Adult stem cell research is a lot more promising and less ethically challenging than embryonic stem cell research.

    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics4.asp

    @Unforgiven: GWB only limited federal funding for stem cell research. Privately funded research is still fine. Why should we be raped twice by the biotech companies? First they would take our tax money to pay for the research and then we would have to pay again (most likely an exorbitant price - just look at the pharmaceutical co's) for whatever cure they discover? Sounds like a bad deal to me.
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    Aug 25, 2010 2:04 PM GMT
    The ability to naturally regenerate and restore the body to health?
    That's a no brainer:- "YAY".
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    Aug 25, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    Andreas73 said
    BuckYou said
    Andreas73 saidAdult stem cell research: Yes
    Embryonic stem cell research: No

    not even if it means the cure for cancer?...we have to make sacrifices in the name of science

    Adult stem cell research is a lot more promising and less ethically challenging than embryonic stem cell research.
    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics4.asp
    @Unforgiven: GWB only limited federal funding for stem cell research. Privately funded research is still fine. Why should we be raped twice by the biotech companies? First they would take our tax money to pay for the research and then we would have to pay again (most likely an exorbitant price - just look at the pharmaceutical co's) for whatever cure they discover? Sounds like a bad deal to me.


    You're saying forget about/severely limit the ability to cure people from devastating disease etc. so that the biotech/pharmaceutical companies won't reap profits?
    Why not just attempt to eliminate the problems of that double rape and support the wonders of stem cell research?
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 26, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    Andreas73 said
    BuckYou said
    Andreas73 saidAdult stem cell research: Yes
    Embryonic stem cell research: No


    not even if it means the cure for cancer?...we have to make sacrifices in the name of science


    Adult stem cell research is a lot more promising and less ethically challenging than embryonic stem cell research.

    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics4.asp

    @Unforgiven: GWB only limited federal funding for stem cell research. Privately funded research is still fine. Why should we be raped twice by the biotech companies? First they would take our tax money to pay for the research and then we would have to pay again (most likely an exorbitant price - just look at the pharmaceutical co's) for whatever cure they discover? Sounds like a bad deal to me.



    Forget about "companies", biotech and pharmaceutical companies don't really use federal dollars....because they're businesses. Bush's ban severely limited the amount of research that the government itself could do. NIH is the biggest researcher of disease in the country, to limit them was a big blow. Not to mention that this also limited what other government-funded labs could research. If, at a university or college, your research lab was given any federal grants, you could not research embryonic stem cells or risk losing your grant. That's another crap-ton of people.

    It's no wonder people like you say adult stem cells are just as good, those are the only cells that we were looking at for 8 years.

    The correct answer is that we absolutely need both embryonic and adult stem cell research. Scientists need access to it all to start helping people.