Great news for life! Last week, two scientists announced an incredible breakthrough in stem-cell research. The news comes as a shock to those who thought the only way to get pluripotent stem cells was by destroying a human embryo. This breakthrough—as if using stem-cell research for medical cures were really the issue—should end the debate over destroying human embryos for research. The two scientists have demonstrated that it is not necessary to use human embryos to get pluripotent stem cells. These kind of stem cells can be retrieved from adult skin cells. Now, the question lingers, “Why should we destroy a human embryo.” No good answer exists.
National Review Online has a summary article of how different people have responded to this news.