No advanced stem-cell method after all

No advanced stem-cell method after all

Looks like I was right. That supposed advance in stem-cell research that doesn’t kill an embryo was no advance at all. In fact, it looks like the press release from the company contradicted the scientific article. There may even be questions regarding stock price manipulation. Couldn’t happen to a nicer company, i.e. Applied Cell Technology.

In any case, the Vatican agrees with me that the supposed advance in technique, which apparently is fictitious, would not have qualmed any ethical concerns anyway.

Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, the Vatican’s top official on bioethical questions, said in an interview with Vatican Radio that the method of making stem cells devised by scientists at Advanced Cell Technology Inc. in Alameda, Calif., remains an in-vitro form of reproduction, which the church opposes.

“That, from a point of view that is not only Catholic, but from a point of view of bioethic reasons, is a negative factor,” said Sgreccia, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life.

The rest of the linked article repeats the alleged lies of the press release.

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