Fund adult stem-cell research, not embryo research, pediatricians urge
May. 14, 2007
(CWNews.com) - The American College of Pediatricians has called for a halt to embryonic stem-cell research, calling attention to the more promising results of research using stem cells from adult sources.
Adult stem cells are now routinely used in certain forms of cancer therapy. Over the last decade, these cells have been used to successfully treat spinal cord injuries, heart failure, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and dozens of other conditions in human Research using stem cells from adult sources-- including amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, placenta and adult blood, fat, and various organs-- has yielded impressive results. In light of that success, and the failure of embryonic stem-cell research to produce comparable results, the pediatricians' group said that it is is "fiscally irresponsible and medically unconscionable" to continue funneling resources into embryo research. the rest