Friday, May 20, 2005

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Researchers in South Korea are reporting that they have overcome a key hurdle in stem cell research solving a persistent problem with contamination that plagued stem cell lines and greatly reduced the number of eggs required to produce a cell line.

These breakthroughs allow the production of human embryo clones of sick patients and the harvest of individualized stem cells. This will allow for the development of tissue and organs containing a patients own genetic material, greatly reducing the risk of rejection and other complications in a transplant procedure.

TYL strongly supports stem cell research and urges Congress to support an effort to repeal President Bush’s 2001 ban on the use of federal dollars for research using new embryonic stem cell lines.


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