Tag Archives: bioethics

Time to End Embryo-Destroying Stem Cell Research

Gene Tarne  

Will induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) finally replace human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in the field of regenerative medical research?


Results of a recent study published in Nature Biotechnology argue that they should.


First, some background.


In 2007, Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka discovered a method to create fully pluripotent, embryonic-like stem cells from ordinary somatic (body) cells.  The ability to do this had been characterized as the “holy grail” of stem cell research and, indeed, Yamanaka’s achievement changed the field of regenerative medicine.  So groundbreaking was his discovery that he was awarded the Nobel Prize just five years after announcing it.

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CLI Director of Research David Prentice, Ph.D., Becomes Featured Author for Bioethics Quarterly

Charles A. Donovan  

The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly is an invaluable resource not only for insights on ethical issues but news about key developments in medicine and technology.  This summer NCBQ added a new author to its array of resources, a regular update on Science written by Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President and Director of Research, David Prentice, Ph.D.

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