Suicide Prevention Should Decry Assisted Suicide

By Wesley J. Smith Suicide prevention specialists continue to try and pretend that the ubiquitous pro-suicide advocacy in the media and popular culture doesn’t have an adverse impact on the field overall. Now, the NIH is going to convene a workshop on preventing suicide. From the NIH announcement: The National Institutes of Health will convene …

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NIH Approves More Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

By David Prentice National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins has approved four more human embryonic stem cell lines as eligible for federal taxpayer funding. The latest approval raises the  total number of human embryonic stem cell lines at the federal trough to 146. The four new lines are all from UCLA. The latest …

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Christmas Present from NIH Director Collins: More Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Approved

By David Prentice Just in time for Christmas, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has approved still more human embryonic stem cell lines (hESC lines) for taxpayer funding. Today’s NIH approval brings the total number of human embryonic stem cell lines at the federal trough to 142. This approval was not all that surprising. …

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NIH Approves Another Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line for Taxpayer Funding

By David Prentice National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins today approved another human embryonic stem cell line for federal taxpayer funding, bringing the total number of approved hESC lines to 136. The line, “HUES PGD 14,”  was created by Harvard University from a female embryo. According to the information provided on the NIH …

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