Amerikanen claimen klonen menselijke embryo’s

Researcher Notes That Science Has Passed by Cloning for Stem Cell Production

ZenitZenit, 15 mei 2013

Scientists in Oregon announced today that they had created cloned human embryos, and then destroyed the embryos to extract embryonic stem cells. The cloning technique is essentially the same one used to create Dolly the cloned sheep, with some modifications to make cloning work using human eggs and human cells.

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A Necessary Union Between Science and Faith

Conference on Adult Stem Cell Research Begins in Vatican City

Zenit, 11 April 2013

A three day conference on adult stem cell research began today at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican City. The conference was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture, as well as NeoStem, one of the leading developers in the field of cellular therapy. The purpose of the conference is to not only discuss the scientific advancements in adult stem cell therapy, but also to bridge the gap between science and faith.

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COMECE: EU moet beleid stamcelonderzoek bijwerken

ComeceEU should update its research policy on stem cells

Human embryonic stem cell research is no longer patentable in the EU, it is ethically problematic and therefore is not a consensual research field among Member States and EU citizens. Moreover, it offers less and less clinical promise. COMECE therefore calls on the EU to exclude human embryonic stem cell research from its upcoming research funding programme Horizon 2020 and to focus instead on the more innovative and promising field of alternative stem cell research.

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Nieuwe stamcelmethode vermijdt gebruik embryo’s

TertioTertio, 5 december 2007
door Katrien Verreyken & Jan De Volder

Mogelijke uitweg uit ethische controverse
Een nieuwe wetenschappelijke doorbraak vergroot de kans dat op termijn geen embryo’s meer moeten worden gebruikt bij het aanmaken van stamcellen. ‘Dat vermindert de conflictstof met Rome,’ zegt Mark Waer, vice-rector van de KU Leuven. ‘Dat maakt de druk op de vermarkting van het vrouwelijk lichaam minder,’ vindt bio-ethicus Guido Pennings.

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