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First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Study Approved 139

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
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dogmatixpsych writes "The FDA recently approved a privately funded study where human embryonic stem cells will be transplanted into subjects with complete spinal cord injuries. All trials will be paid for and conducted by researchers working for Geron Corporation. The stem cells come from the existing lines Pres. Bush approved federal funding for in August 2001. With Barack Obama now president, many scientists believe federal funding will soon become available for embryonic stem cell research on new cell lines, resulting in additional similar studies."
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First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Study Approved

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  • Yay Obama! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Obama (1458545) on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:11PM (#26578829)

    Good move! I say Obama should be given a raise, free beer, moderations at +5, and infinite karma!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:14PM (#26578901)

    "With Barack Obama now president, many scientists believe federal funding will soon become available for embryonic stem cell research on new cell lines, resulting in additional similar studies."

    Is there a way to stop with the political jabs and bullshit that has been floating around /. for the past few days? It's annoying.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:40PM (#26579283)

    The question I have for Obama is this: Who is stimulating the economy? The white man who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single fat colored mammy sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?

    Yours in Christ,
    Hal Turner

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:53PM (#26579473)

    No more Karma, lest he explode.

  • by R2.0 (532027) on Friday January 23, 2009 @03:55PM (#26579507)

    That... was my point. How many people are dying because the government wants to keep people safe? I guess dying of natural causes because of the nonexistence of a cure is better than dying from a drug prematurely brought to market...

    It has nothing to do with what's logical; it has to with what people WANT. Congress didn't make up the regulation from thin air; their constituents were screaming for it. Were their constituents easily panicked lemmings? Yup. But you'll never convince the populace that they are wrong using logic. It's not fair, but it is reality.

    Hey, that book chapter I posted above even has a section about this: It's called, "The Illusion of Protection: Thalidomide."

    I read the Thalidomide parts and skimmed some of the other paragraphs, and she kept talking about "agression". So I clicked on the book cover. Here's an exertp of the blurb on the flyleaf:

    Dr. Ruwart shows us how to transcend these win-lose scenarios by systematically applying the win-win tactics to our social interaction that have proves so successful in our personal lives. HEALING OUR WORLD is the first book to integrate the common elements of our Judeo-Christian heritage, the personal self-responsibility of the Aquarian Age, and the political self-responsibility of the worldwide libertarian movement. "The Easy Way Out" os the realization that others do not create our global harmony and abundance any more than they create our inner peace and enrichment; our reactions to others determine our fate.

    So, libertarian views on government, Judeo-Christian view on morality, and "Aquarian Age" views on personal responsibility. Sorry, I don't generally take advise from schizophrenics.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 23, 2009 @04:21PM (#26579979)

    Not the Drug part... the food part.

    Embryos are babies - babies are food - therefore it falls under the FDA

  • by mr_mischief (456295) on Friday January 23, 2009 @05:09PM (#26580847) Journal

    "Bush is the devil!"

    "Everything's the devil to you, Mama!"

"Irrationality is the square root of all evil" -- Douglas Hofstadter

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