'Benefits of Stem Cell Research Outweigh the Ethical Concerns' Scientist Looks to a Future in Which We Can Cure Diseases like Cancer and Parkinson's
Byline: Steffan Rhys
CONTROVERSIAL stem cell research is crucial to the potential discovery of cures for some of the country's most devastating illnesses, a Welsh scientist will argue today.
Dr Arwyn Jones, of Cardiff University, will tell an audience at the Eisteddfod's main science lecture that the technology could cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Parkinson's, as well as help understand conditions such as infertility.
He will say that the staunch ethical concerns of groups such as the Catholic Church, anti-abortion groups and some MPs are outweighed by the research's potential benefits, and that some of these concerns may now diminish with the development of adult stem cell technology.
Human embryonic stem cells are usually derived after IVF treatment from a structure called a blastocyst that forms a few days following …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Benefits of Stem Cell Research Outweigh the Ethical Concerns' Scientist Looks to a Future in Which We Can Cure Diseases like Cancer and Parkinson's. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: August 7, 2008. Page number: 22. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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