Stem Cell Quotes by Paul Berg, George W. Bush, Lois Capps, Tom DeLay, Mitt Romney, Stephen Hawking and many others.
Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable.
Embryonic stem cell research is at the leading edge of a series of moral hazards.
The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
The best that can be said about embryonic stem cell research is that it is scientific exploration into the potential benefits of killing human beings.
I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.
In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn’t change policy.
One of the first papers I wrote at the University of Wisconsin, in 1977, was on stem cells. I realized that if I changed the environment that these cells were in, I could turn the cells into bone, and if I changed the environment a bit more, they would form fat cells.
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
Ah, if only the best place for storing embryonic stem cells was Yucca Flat.
Stem-cell research on embryos is an even worse excuse for the slaughter of life than abortion. No woman is even being spared an inconvenience this time…. It’s just harvest and slaughter, harvest and slaughter, harvest and slaughter.
We can continue to make significant strides in the scientific community by exploring new stem cell research methods that do not include destroying human embryos.
I am opposed to both cloning and the destruction of human embryos and adamantly opposed to funding of embryonic stem cell research.
Embryonic stem cell research will prolong life, improve life and give hope for life to millions of people.
Researchers and biotech executives foresee the day when the effects of many catastrophic diseases can be reversed. The damaged brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients may be restored. Severed spinal cords may be rejoined. Damaged organs may be rebuilt. Stem cells provide hope that this dream will become a reality.
I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them, and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers.
Cord blood stem cell units have been shown to be a suitable alternative to adult bone marrow for the treatment of many diseases, including sickle cell anemia.
I’ve already had two stem cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third, so I have to maintain my strength so I can go through this.
More important is the fact that embryonic stem cell research could lead to new treatments and cures for the many Americans afflicted with life-threatening and debilitating diseases.
Stem cell research has become such a polarizing issue in America… and I wanted to bring it down to the personal level, instead of the political.
You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you’re not also against in vitro fertilization.
Our focus should be on the more than 70 cures and treatments that have been successfully produced from other forms of stem cell research that do not destroy a human life.
I have faith, as I did when I announced my stem-cell decision in 2001, that science and ethics can coexist.
There are lots of other issues in policy including the stem cell issue.
I support stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research.
Embryonic stem-cell research requires the destruction of life to create a stem cell. That’s why I think we’ve got to be very careful in balancing the ethics and the science.
I do think it is very important that the religious communities do try to bring their teachings and their insights to bear on the stem cell debate and on the debate about genetic engineering.
There is just no sensible, logical reason why we would not make use of stem cell research.
Embryonic stem cell research wears no political stripes – it is embraced by conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
Scientists have stated that embryonic stem cells provide the best opportunity for devising unique treatments of these serious diseases since, unlike adult stem cells, they may be induced to develop into any type of cell.
If you get a personal genome, you should be able to get personal cell lines, stem cell derived from your adult tissues, that allow you to bring together synthetic biology and the sequencing so that you can repair parts of your body as you age or repair things that were inherited disorders.
When I got really sick and needed a stem cell transplant, I was fortunate to have a twin sister as the donor.
I think it’s amazing – I think stem cell is the future, there’s no doubt in my mind.
I wholeheartedly support umbilical stem cell research, but also support embryonic stem cell research.
If people think that you’re throwing babies out, dissecting children, to do stem-cell research, I’m not for that.
If stem cells divide equally, so both daughter cells look more or less the same, each one becomes another stem cell. If the split is unequal, neurons form prematurely.
Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.
We need stem-cell research, no question about it. It is absolutely crucial for moving our medical science forward. We are trying to harness an untapped source of energy that can provide cures and possibly even prevent disease and suffering.
Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people.
To all conservative women out there: If you are so sure the embryo needed for stem cell research are precious human life that can’t be destroyed, then implant one in your uterus and bring it to term. That’s right, put your cervix where your mouth is.
In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic stem cell research of any kind.
Adult stem cells tend not to form tumors.
There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients.
I’m a supporter of embryonic stem cell research. I do think there are very important moral and also religious questions at stake in the debate over embryonic stem cell research.
WikiLeaks will not comply with legally abusive requests from Scientology any more than WikiLeaks has complied with similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, former African kleptocrats, or the Pentagon.
In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That’s right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and whatever it is I have.
The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act would expand research on embryonic stem cells by increasing the number of lines stem cells that would be eligible for federally funded research.
Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh’s 2006 attacks on Michael J. Fox for campaigning about stem cell research.
Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries.
Stem cells have the potential to be used to treat and better understand some of the world’s most deadly and disabling diseases.
The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research.
You know, the polls show that 70 percent of the people are for stem-cell research.
Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won’t fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents.
I think that support of this [stem cell] research is a pro-life pro-family position. This research holds out hope for more than 100 million Americans.
Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
The politicized sponsors of this pseudoscientific nonsense should be ashamed to live, let alone die. If you want to take part in the вЂњwarвЂќ against cancer, and other terrible maladies, too, then join the battle against their lethal stupidity.
Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration’s current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government.
I am pro-life, I believe human life begins at conception. I also believe that embryonic stem cell research should be encouraged and supported.
Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.
Britain should be the world’s number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area.
The use of fetuses as organ and tissue donors is a ticking time bomb of bioethics.
I started my career as a surgeon 25 years ago. But it turned out that I am not talented as a surgeon, so I decided to change my career. But I still feel that I am a doctor. So my goal, all my life, is to bring this stem-cell technology to the bedside.
The first thing you have to do is to sequence the Neanderthal genome, and that has actually been done. The next step would be to chop this genome up into, say, 10,000 chunks and then… assemble all the chunks in a human stem cell, which would enable you to finally create a Neanderthal clone.
Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life.
There is a strong religious commitment to the sanctity of human life, but, paradoxically, some of the most fervent protectors of microscopic stem cells are the most ardent proponents of the death penalty.
The choice is not between conducting the stem cell research or not conducting it. That is not the choice.
When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
Adult stem cells have shown great potential and have effectively helped patients. Another alternative is cord-blood stem cells. These are a neglected resource that could be used to treat a diverse body of people.
The average person doesn’t understand what a stem cell is. There’s a lack of health literacy in our nation. So the public can’t really get into this dialogue because they don’t understand the complexity of stem cells, not the faith-based approach, not the ideological or political, but the science behind stem cells.
For the liver, what’s so interesting is that there’s no stem cell in the liver. So the normal liver actually can regenerate. It’s one of the only organs in the human body that can do this, and we’ve known this since the time of Greek mythology.
Mr. Speaker, the goal of stem cell research should be to help our fellow human beings. The debate on this issue has, unfortunately, moved into dangerous unethical territory when perfectly moral alternatives exist.
Polls consistently show that the majority of Americans favour research using embryonic stem cells and yet politicians continue to pander to the outspoken religious minority that is hampering efforts to develop this potentially valuable technology.
We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans.
Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father’s funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer’s is concerned, we don’t have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.
Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases – and soon. As I’ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.