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USCCB objects to NIH plan to fund part-human, part-animal embryo research

USCCB objects to NIH plan to fund part-human, part-animal embryo research

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops objected to a National Institutes of Health proposal to authorize federally funded research on part-human, part-animal embryos in comments submitted to the agency Sept. 2.

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Humans in “Frozen Orphanages”

Humans in “Frozen Orphanages”

| Father Pacholczyk | December 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

A key argument in the embryonic stem cell debate — widely invoked by scientists, patient advocacy groups, and politicians — involves the fate of frozen embryos. Barack Obama put it this way in 2008: “If we are going to discard those embryos, and we know there is potential research that could lead to curing debilitating diseases – Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease – if that possibility presents itself, then I think that we should, in a careful way, go ahead and pursue that research.”

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