Stem Cells: Astonishing Promises… But at What Cost?

Tuesday, April 10 2007

stem_cellsWho hasn’t heard of the term "stem cells”? Medical research using these infinitely small particles of the human body promises miracle cures for terrible illnesses. While some researchers are very enthusiastic about the therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells, others raise ethical objections and suggest that we focus our energies and funds on researching adult stem cells.

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has created a new brochure on this issue. Presented in a question-answer format, this document offers a positive reflection about the advances of science while being nuanced by Christian ethics.

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