Saturday, March 07, 2009

IPS cells

(AFP/Shinya Yamanaka-Kyoto University/File)
Photo provided by Kyoto University shows IPS cells which can develop into cells of various body parts: such as muscle, neural tissues and cartilage. US President Barack Obama is set to wipe out another contentious aspect of his predecessor George W. Bush's legacy by removing curbs on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

2 comments:

Cole said...

If these cells can turn into cells of various body parts: such as muscle, neural tissues and cartilage I think that stem cell research would be a good idea.

I haven't done much research on this but what exacly is the problem with stem cell research? I'm just curious because it sounds like it would be a good idea. Maybe I'm wrong though.

Stardust said...

Stem cell research shouldn't be a problem because the embryos used would be destroyed anyway and why not make their short existence useful and meaningful in some way instead of simply discarding them as they would be anyway.