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Why Ethics?

Presentation to Texas GOP Vote in Austin, Texas, March 25, 2011 If you crack the egg of a bird on the Endangered Species List, it won’t matter that the bird was a fetus or embryo. You’ve still broken Federal law. Why is the species of an (unhatched) animal so clear cut under law, but human … Continue reading

Ethical stem cells and "printing a kidney"

Urologist Dr. Anthony Atala made news in January, 2007 with his report in Nature Biotechnology on stem cells found in amniotic fluid. These were ‘adult’ or non-destructive stem cells that could be turned into any sort of cell or tissue in the body. Even before that, his lab was turning out engineered bladders, tracheas, and … Continue reading

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