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New Orleans doctor and nurses deny euthanasia

I would like to hear more about an investigation into the failure to evacuate the hospitals in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina last year. I’d also like to hear about a medical review of the care of the patients – the medical review should come before any criminal charges, in fact. Instead, the Louisiana Attorney … Continue reading

>Stem cell hearing: Houston Chronicle "coverage"

>The Houston Chronicle’s Todd Ackerman is the only reporter who sent out an article on yesterday’s hearing on stem cells in Houston. It seems that my 20 minutes or so of being grilled by Rep. Cook was seen as a “clash.”: The hearing was marked by a minor clash between Dr. Beverly Nuckols, a New … Continue reading

Stem cell hearing: Houston Chronicle "coverage"

The Houston Chronicle’s Todd Ackerman is the only reporter who sent out an article on yesterday’s hearing on stem cells in Houston. It seems that my 20 minutes or so of being grilled by Rep. Cook was seen as a “clash.”: The hearing was marked by a minor clash between Dr. Beverly Nuckols, a New … Continue reading

>Texas House State Affairs Committee meeting

>Today the Texas House State Affairs Committee met in Houston to hear invited testimony on their interim charge on following stem cell research. The proponents of embryonic stem cell research are still claiming that “only” 9 or so diseases are being treated with adult stem cells and that we’ve had 40 years on adult stem … Continue reading

Texas House State Affairs Committee meeting

Today the Texas House State Affairs Committee met in Houston to hear invited testimony on their interim charge on following stem cell research. The proponents of embryonic stem cell research are still claiming that “only” 9 or so diseases are being treated with adult stem cells and that we’ve had 40 years on adult stem … Continue reading

>The man with the patent on humans

>James Thomson, the lead researcher on the team that grew the first embryonic stem cell line, and who has the patent on all human embryonic stem cell lines, has given an interview to the Wisconsin State Journal. There is a partial transcript and an audio slide show at the website. Dr. Thomson agrees with me: … Continue reading

The man with the patent on humans

James Thomson, the lead researcher on the team that grew the first embryonic stem cell line, and who has the patent on all human embryonic stem cell lines, has given an interview to the Wisconsin State Journal. There is a partial transcript and an audio slide show at the website. Dr. Thomson agrees with me: … Continue reading

>NASA and Planned Parenthood Share Bioethicist

>As a science fiction reader, I’m concerned that the bioethicist for NASA can’t even tell which humans are human enough to have their rights protected. What’s going to happen when he runs into another species somewhere “out there”? Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. has been the NASA bioethicist for a few years, but I wasn’t aware … Continue reading

NASA and Planned Parenthood Share Bioethicist

As a science fiction reader, I’m concerned that the bioethicist for NASA can’t even tell which humans are human enough to have their rights protected. What’s going to happen when he runs into another species somewhere “out there”? Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. has been the NASA bioethicist for a few years, but I wasn’t aware … Continue reading

>More on dead embryos and stem cells.

>A couple of corrections and some comments on the original article, from the journal, Stem Cells. The authors did not achieve any stem cell lines (“hESCs”)from the early (2-10) cell lines. So I was wrong about their having done what Lanza and Advanced Cell Technology claimed to have done. Also, the Nature article by Alison … Continue reading

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