Stem cells to cure diabetes

NPR’s Rob Stein  interviews a scientist, Doug Melton, who kills embryos in an attempt to find a cure for diabetes. Dr. Melton claims to have a breakthrough but no cure yet. This reminds me of John Edwards promise in 2004 of cures using embryo-killed stem cells:

Well, if we can do the work that we can do in this country — the work we will do when John Kerry is president — people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.

We should hope that what has been the case so far (no successful cures with embryo stem cells) continues. We shouldn’t kill our fellow human beings no matter the promised or even actual benefits.

At the end of the clip, Mr. Stein interviews a second scientist, Daniel Sulmasy, who isn’t killing embryos but using adult stem cells to cure diabetes.  I bet he beats Dr. Nelson to a cure.

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