Embryonic Stem Cell Hypers Opened Door for Stem Cell Fraud

By Wesley J. Smith Embryonic stem cell hypers have themselves to blame for the apparent proliferation of stem cell fraud. You see, in order to win the ESCR political debate, harm President Bush’s popularity, and gain billions in research dollars, universities, scientists, bioethicists, sector advocacy groups, and Big Biotech PR departments–amplified by an in the …

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San Francisco Chronicle Turns Against CA Stem Cell Agency

  By Wesley J. Smith In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 71 under an avalanche of mendacious CURES! CURES! CURES! hype: Children would get out of wheelchairs! Diabetes would be conquered! Mendacity, mendacity, all was mendacity. Ten years later and the spin has spun. Now, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will need voters …

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The Washington Post’s 180 degree turn on human cloning

  By Michael Cook Good for the Washington Post! It certainly takes a principled stand in its editorial on stem cell research. Not even its potential for curing dread diseases is sufficient reason to cross a bright line, it argues. “The creation of human embryos specifically for research that will destroy them is unconscionable. The …

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Post’s Junk Biology Pushes Human Cloning

  By Wesley J. Smith Here we go again! Now that human cloning has been done with adult cells, the pro-cloning crowd pushes it using junk biology–just as they did in years past. First at bat: The Washington Post in an editorial. It acknowledges that embryonic stem cell research is controversial because it destroys embryos. …

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Embryo Value Debated in Europe Too

  By Wesley J. Smith Pro embryo-destructive research activists are often so irrational. They claim than an embryo isn’t an embryo but merely a “bunch of cells.” Well, for the reductionist minded, so are they. They claim that an embryo is no different than the cells you kill when you brush your teeth. But embryos …

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Famous singer unfortunately misunderstands and misrepresents effectiveness of embryonic stem cells

By Dave Andrusko A few years back when actor Michael J. Fox made a number of ill-informed comments about the “promise” of embryonic stem cells, it was impossible not to cut him some slack. He suffers from Parkinson’s disease and it was only human nature on his part to buy into the PR that somehow …

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Geron Sells Embryonic Stem Cell Business

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Wesley alludes to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM was established after voters in 2004 approved a state ballot initiative, Proposition 71, which funded embryonic stem cell/human cloning research using $3 billion in bonds (only $859 million remains). CIRM has come under tremendous criticism from outside authorities. I …

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California Institute of Regenerative Medicine not reforming itself enough, or fast enough, panel says

By Dave Andrusko When last we visited the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine,  the CIRM was under tremendous pressure to become more “accountable” and more “transparent,” especially when it came to what pro-life bioethicist Wesley Smith has called “institutional back scratching.” In case you’ve missed our many stories about CIRM, it was established after voters …

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Prestigious Panel criticizes California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

By Dave Andrusko For years, bioethicist Wesley J. Smith has kept close tabs on the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, established after voters in 2004 approved a state ballot initiative, Proposition 71, which funded embryonic stem cell/human cloning research using $3 billion in bonds. Over the past year, in particular, there have been mounting calls …

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Hyping Embryonic Stem Cells Like It’s 2004

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Wesley’s terrific blog which is now located at www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/328843/hyping-embryonic-stem-cells-its-2004 I thought we were finally finished with all the hype over embryonic stem cell research.  During the first decade of the 21st century, that was pretty much all we got in the media, …

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Shinya Yamanaka, who discovered acceptable alternative to embryonic stem cells, wins Millennium Technology Award

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. There is still time to register for the National Right to Life convention June 28-30 and to reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in  Arlington, Virginia. Just go to www.nrlconvention.org. A friend who knows of my fascination with publicizing alternatives to embryonic stem cells forwarded me …

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