Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Pres. Bush Pushes "Ethical" Stem Cell Research in State of the Union Address
Reuters: Stem cells from skin a "landmark," Bush says:
Scientists who made stem cells from ordinary skin cells showed it may not be necessary to experiment on human embryos, President George W. Bush said in his State of the Union address on Monday.
Bush said his government would expand funding "for this type of ethical medical research."
Late last year three teams of scientists reported they had tricked ordinary skin cells into behaving like embryonic stem cells -- the body's ultimate master cell with the potential to produce any type of tissue or cell.