From a Revolution in cancer treatment to a Gene find offers hope to breast cancer victims and Stem cells ‘reset’ to fight diabetes, it seems a wave of medical breakthroughs made the news in recent days. But will any of these save human embryos? The last one, using adult stem cells, might.
The use of adult stem cells, as highlighted in the USA Today article, stands as an ethical alternative to using embryonic stem cell research, because adult stem cells are plentiful and do not require researchers to kill human embryos. In addition, many people fear that research using embryonic stem cells will serve as a cover of sorts for advanced research in human cloning.
In Missouri last year, voters were fooled into approving Amendment 2, a measure that, in effect, legalized research into human cloning and prompted some to call for a change in the state motto — from MISSOURI: The Show-Me State to MISSOURI: The Clone-Me State.