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Urethras Grown From Patients’ Own Bladder Cells

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC They just keep on rolling. Scientists have used cells from patients’ own bodies to build new urethras. From the story: The boys were ages 10 to 14 at the time of the surgery. Three were accident victims, and the other two had suffered failures of […]

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Harvard Stem Cell Advisory Board Chair Bemoans Democratic Messiness of Science Funding

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC An reader sent along this article in the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin by the head of the school’s Stem Cell Advisory Board, William Sahlman, who is also a big time professor at the the Harvard Business School. He is reacting to a federal court’s […]

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CIRM to Try and Sucker Californians Into Letting It Borrow Even More Money

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When proponents of Proposition 71 shouted CURES! CURES! CURES in 2004, perhaps the people of California could be forgiven for believing them — what with all the hype going on at the time — and borrowing $3 billion to pay for research grants (which will […]

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ESCR Hype: Now They Will Cure the National Debt!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I thought I had heard it all in the ESCR debate. That embryonic stem cells are the “only hope.” Wrong! That they don’t really come from embryos! Junk biology. That the reason they have not brought about the cures is they did not receive good […]

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Sneak Federal Funding for Cloning Attack

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As promised, I have an extended article on the DeGette/Castle/Specter — two of three of which have been booted from their jobs already by voters — bills in Congress that would not only set Obama’s ESCR funding policy in statutory concrete, but also surreptitiously fund […]

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What Do 30 Pieces of Silver Buy You Today?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President I’m just back from Washington, D.C., where I had the privilege of showing Eggsploitation on Capitol Hill. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), served as our congressional sponsor for this event, and I’m grateful to him and his staff for their leadership in this arena. As an Ob/Gyn doctor, Coburn understands […]

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The Coming Battle Over the Dickey Amendment

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The Dickey Amendment forbids federal funding of destructive embryo research. That is, it doesn’t prohibit the research, it just doesn’t permit the federal government to pay for it. Recently, President Obama’s ESCR funding policy was blocked by a federal judge because it violated Dickey. The […]

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Bioethicists Say IPSCs as Ethically Fraught as ESCR — Baloney

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Stem cell bioethicists apparently have claimed that IPSCs — skin or other cells reprogrammed to be stem cells& — “are as morally fraught” as ESCR — stem cells taken from destroying human embryos. Baloney. ESCR is, by the very way the cells are derived and […]

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Court Enjoins Obama ESCR Funding Policy!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A court has enjoined the federal government from funding embryonic stem cell research under the Obama policy, as it most likely violates the Dickey Amendment. The Dickey Amendment is a budgetary law passed each year that bars federal funding of destructive research on embryos. Bill […]

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