“Embryo destruction has sidetracked good stem cell research long enough”

Such is the argument of Matt Bowman, an op-ed contributor to CNN, who compares embryonic stem cell technology to dinosaurs, bulky TV sets, BetaMax videotapes, and a $10,000 toilet seat?

Bowman is not a scientist but a lawyer, which should make all of us nervous. Yet his argument is sound, that science has made embryonic stem cell research obsolete. His solution? Stop debating the issue and move onto stem cell technology that works, specifically induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). They “do all the things embryonic stem cells do” and don’t involve human embryos.

Read the article, then give us your opinion. Agree or disagree?


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