FDA Approves World's First Embryonic Human Stem Cell Trial

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted Geron Corp.'s proposal to conduct a clinical trial using stem cells to treat patients with spinal cord injuries.
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J Louloudes

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Jan 25, 2009
 
May be all those people against the use of embryonic stem cell should gather at the steps of the Capital Building in Washington DC to re-affirm their beliefs that medical treatment derived from embryonic stem cell research by signing on to Proclamation stating that they all will never under any circumstances, accept any form of medical treatment for themselves or their families derived from embryonic stem cell research. Example has always been the most effective component of leadership; however two-facedness will most likely win the day.

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Jan 25, 2009
 
J Louloudes wrote:
May be all those people against the use of embryonic stem cell should gather at the steps of the Capital Building in Washington DC to re-affirm their beliefs that medical treatment derived from embryonic stem cell research by signing on to Proclamation stating that they all will never under any circumstances, accept any form of medical treatment for themselves or their families derived from embryonic stem cell research. Example has always been the most effective component of leadership; however two-facedness will most likely win the day.
I think stem cell research is worth the effort. The scientists are scared that the stem cells might cause tumors to grow on the spine. But if people are desperate to help their cause, I guess it's worth the risk. Right?
budd

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Jan 25, 2009
 
Finally the war on science is over.
Bru

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Jan 25, 2009
 

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They ought to get the embryonic stem cells from his daughters' abortions.
Ken

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Jan 26, 2009
 
President Obama is restoring the hope that George Bush crushed. From a man that has suffered from MS for 14 years, thank you Mr. President.
pip

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Jan 27, 2009
 
i'm sure anyone against stem cell research in this case has never had his or her spinal chord crushed.
Greg

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Jan 27, 2009
 
This is all very exciting. There are many people who will benefit from this trial and others in the future.
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Jan 27, 2009
 
If he helps people, do it.
laura

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Jan 27, 2009
 
It's about time.
MKD-MACEDONIA

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Jan 27, 2009
 
Skeptic Tank

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Jan 27, 2009
 
Sadly, this is not a victory for science; it's a victory for whoever has a financial interest in the research, and his friend in the FDA.
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Bru wrote:
They ought to get the embryonic stem cells from his daughters' abortions.
If your stance is that a fetus is a live baby, don't you think that it's better to help another life than to complete toss it?
Opie

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Jan 27, 2009
 
This is a triumph, and is going to help people. And it's a sign of more liberal times!
Bru

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Jan 27, 2009
 
Harper wrote:
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If your stance is that a fetus is a live baby, don't you think that it's better to help another life than to complete toss it?
It is not only my belief, but I was listening to a radio show where a caller said that he knew he was gay when he was conceived. Are you calling him wrong? It is better to help another life by whatever means is available. The guy that knew he was gay by the time he was concieved was a person by that time, so some other means needs to be examined. Since he was a person at that time, it would be murder to "use" him.
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Opie wrote:
This is a triumph, and is going to help people. And it's a sign of more liberal times!
Reducing this to matter of liberalism vs. conservatism doesn't help the debate. It's about providing the groundwork for a future characterized by productive medical research.
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Why not take the stem cells from the Gitmo detainees? Then we can grind up the remains and make Soylent Green out of them.
Janet

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Jan 27, 2009
 
Long overdue.
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Jan 28, 2009
 
I doubt that, as louloudes imlplies, people are going to reject treatments in the future derived from stem cell research - but if they feel strongly enough about it - I guess that is their choice.
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Jan 28, 2009
 
This is great news and took far to long to happen.
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Jan 29, 2009
 
I think that as much as possible we should try to use stem cells from deceased adults. I don't want to undo the progress we've made, but I an seee why conservatives would be concerneda bout the idea of a market developing around stem cells from fetuses. It sounds a little like the organ selling market overseas. Dangerous and completely unethical!

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