[ExI] new stem cell therapy

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Oct 12 23:33:53 UTC 2011



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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Grigg
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] new stem cell therapy


Spike, this episode of Family Guy came out several years ago, when
fundamentalists were making things iffy regarding solid government funding
of stem cell research.  





John, this is a critically important point sir: there was an erroneous
conflation of stem cell research with embryonic stem cell research.  The
fundamentalists were against creating embryos to harvest stem cells.  They
managed to get government funding of that restricted.  That freed up more
government money for patient-derived stem cell research, which ended up
being far more fruitful, since the patient-derived cells do not need immune
system suppressants.  


I do insist Johnny that you understand that subtle but important point.



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