First Embryonic Stem-Cell Trial Gets Approval From the FDA

There are 85 comments on the online.wsj.com story from Jan 23, 2009, titled First Embryonic Stem-Cell Trial Gets Approval From the FDA. In it, online.wsj.com reports that:

In a watershed moment for one of the most contentious areas of science and American politics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for the first-ever human trial of a medical treatment derived ...

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Jan 23, 2009
The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is now entering a renaissance.

Enjoy the freedom, the decency.

Make art. Make music. Dance.
yoda55

United States

#2 Jan 23, 2009
New test tube baby farms will springing up everywhere. Some people may even have babies for harvesting organs... for the maternal parents particualr disease... in the near future.

Not sure what to think about all this.
MrLouis

Berryville, VA

#3 Jan 23, 2009
Another scam?

Since: Jul 07

Satellite Beach, FL

#4 Jan 23, 2009
What the article fails to mention is that Bush's ban on federal funds for expanding embryonic stem cell research beyond current lines does not apply to this company's ability to privately fund their research. They have their own stem cell banks that they will use. They just needed FDA approval, not federal funds.
koz

Broadview Heights, OH

#5 Jan 23, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
Enjoy the freedom, the decency.
The freedom to fail is important. But there is no decency involved in wasting resources on this dead-end process, while all of the stem cell advances have been made with non-embryonic stem cells.
Chaos

North Westchester, CT

#6 Jan 23, 2009
koz wrote:
<quoted text>The freedom to fail is important. But there is no decency involved in wasting resources on this dead-end process, while all of the stem cell advances have been made with non-embryonic stem cells.
That's the kind of attitude the Earth is flat holdouts had.
longrowtohoe

Nacogdoches, TX

#7 Jan 23, 2009
The mass murdering begins. The feds (OBAMA) will legalize same sex marriage soon. The president opens up and old wound. FREE TEXAS and outlaw abortuion and same sex marriage. Before America legalizes ethnic cleansing.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#8 Jan 23, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is now entering a renaissance.
Enjoy the freedom, the decency.
Make art. Make music. Dance.
Thank God we can move forward and get out from under the thumb of antiquated and misguided leadership.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#9 Jan 23, 2009
longrowtohoe wrote:
The mass murdering begins. The feds (OBAMA) will legalize same sex marriage soon. The president opens up and old wound. FREE TEXAS and outlaw abortuion and same sex marriage. Before America legalizes ethnic cleansing.
What does same-sex marriage have to do with murdering and/or stem cell research? If you've like to have Texas seceed from the United States, great. Let's give it back to Mexico.
koz

Broadview Heights, OH

#10 Jan 23, 2009
Chaos wrote:
That's the kind of attitude the Earth is flat holdouts had.
How would you know? Do you think reality changes to fit your wishes?

Since: Dec 08

Lousiville

#11 Jan 23, 2009
AHH, just think. Very soon only healthy and beautiful people with money will be able to live and reproduce.
koz

Broadview Heights, OH

#12 Jan 23, 2009
Im retired wrote:
AHH, just think. Very soon only healthy and beautiful people with money will be able to live and reproduce.
Rational thought would lead to no such conclusion.
yoda55

United States

#13 Jan 23, 2009
Im retired wrote:
AHH, just think. Very soon only healthy and beautiful people with money will be able to live and reproduce.
the rest can be used for spare parts.

:/
John T

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jan 23, 2009
Hilter killed human beings for the advancement of medicine, too. If he were alive today I'm sure he would be happy to be president and CEO of Geron Corporation in Menlo Park, California.

Seriously, are people that greedy and proud that they will do anything, including killing of human beings, to find a cure for horrible diseases and conditions that a century ago no-one would have even survived? Can't we just take a step back and congratulate ourselves on how advanced we are to even keep people with these conditions alive?

Since: Dec 08

Lousiville

#15 Jan 23, 2009
koz wrote:
<quoted text>Rational thought would lead to no such conclusion.
Look up the word "passive eugenics". You can read how rational some scientists believe it really is.
ladeeda

Danbury, CT

#16 Jan 23, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
What does same-sex marriage have to do with murdering and/or stem cell research? If you've like to have Texas seceed from the United States, great. Let's give it back to Mexico.
Sounds good to me.
ladeeda

Danbury, CT

#17 Jan 23, 2009
John T wrote:
Hilter killed human beings for the advancement of medicine, too. If he were alive today I'm sure he would be happy to be president and CEO of Geron Corporation in Menlo Park, California.
Seriously, are people that greedy and proud that they will do anything, including killing of human beings, to find a cure for horrible diseases and conditions that a century ago no-one would have even survived? Can't we just take a step back and congratulate ourselves on how advanced we are to even keep people with these conditions alive?
It seems to me people are already killing human life in the name of "War." A cell is not a life but it seems to me a young person in their prime sent to war on Foreign Soil for financial capital gain is far more horrific...eh!
winning side

Kite, GA

#18 Jan 23, 2009
stem cell is gone to become a source of wickedness. and Evil like the world have not ever dreamed of or seen. they will make human babys out of this stem cell science. so they can say we can make human beings "not just God". and make themself just as improtant then HIM (GOD). What a day that will be. they will have a body, but not a soul. Man Made. does it have a bar code number on it, will it have a Name or a Number. We are going to Hell in a Hand basket, a educated Man who does not have Christ as Savior. is a Educated Devil. that shore says alot does an it. We are in the End times
ladeeda

Danbury, CT

#19 Jan 23, 2009
Great news Thank you President Obama. We finally have a leader with Common Sense and Intellect, isn't it "Wonderful".
Connie Clear

Rancho Cordova, CA

#20 Jan 23, 2009
winning side wrote:
stem cell is gone to become a source of wickedness. and Evil like the world have not ever dreamed of or seen. they will make human babys out of this stem cell science. so they can say we can make human beings "not just God". and make themself just as improtant then HIM (GOD). What a day that will be. they will have a body, but not a soul. Man Made. does it have a bar code number on it, will it have a Name or a Number. We are going to Hell in a Hand basket, a educated Man who does not have Christ as Savior. is a Educated Devil. that shore says alot does an it. We are in the End times
You would rather that paralized people die of bed sores (as did Superman) than the cells from a dead embryo be used to cure him.

Your world of fear must be demoralizing even to you. You can't make a conscious decision because there might be another conscious decision to make later on. Fear! Fear!

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