Saturday, August 26, 2006

ACT Embryonic Stem Cell Research: "Breakthrough" or "Break Up"?

As mentioned in an earlier post here, the highly-publicized claim earlier this week by Advanced Cell Technology that they had found a new method of obtaining embryonic stem cells for research without destroying any human embryos didn't seem reasonable to many pro-life scientists. Well, as more information comes in about ACT and their experiments, the initial skepticism seems very well founded. For instance, within the finer print of the research paper is the revelation that all 16 of the human embryos Advanced Cell Technology "utilized" did, in fact, die.

Some breakthrough.

Here is Steve Ertelt's story on the matter (with comments from Wesley J. Smith) over at LifeNews.