Will Stem cell research in the US be backed by federal funds
The bush administration is looking for answers in the case for allowing federal funds to be used for stem cell research. Federal researchers have said that embryonic stem research should be including among the possible avenues for treating disease. A summary of the report from the National Institution of Healthy says, “During the next several years, it will be important to compare embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells in terms of their ability to proliferate, differentiate, survive and function after transplant and avoid immune rejection. Mr. Bush has asked federal researchers for more information on the issue.
Dr. Wang Quoqui, who left China a year ago and is now living in the US, told a House of representative subcommittee on Human rights, that his work required him to remove the skin and corneas from the corpses of over one hundred executed prisoners and on a couple of occasions, victims of intentionally botched executions. He described coordinated procedures that he said government officials and Chinese doctors developed to extract organs from planted. Dr. Wang said that he became tormented after he followed orders to remove the skin in October 1995.
The Chinese foreign ministry has said that Dr. Wang had fabricated “a vicious slander” and “sensational lies” for his own personal good”. Wherein lies the truth?
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