TITLE

Pro-life and anti-ethics

AUTHOR(S)
Grayling, A. C.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/22/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 2635/2636, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author asserts that the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research is pro-life, in that the use of potential life is used to further the cures of people already alive. A discussion of the the use of the 30 cells in a blastocyst, which are surplus after in-vitro fertilization processes, is presented.
ACCESSION #
28341999

 

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