President Obama eased restrictions on stem cell research on Monday and I was wondering what people's opinions might be on this.
I’ve talked to friends that have mixed views on this approach to doing medical research and I know the collective here will have good input and opinions on this also. I understand this can and probably will be a contentious issue for many considering it involves human embryos as a viable source for gathering stem cells.
I am in favor of stem cell research and probably for selfish reasons too. My father suffered from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and he was going to receive stem cell therapy to try to fight off his disease. The doctors told us there was a fairly good chance some progress could be made. Just a couple of weeks before his therapy was to start, the lymphoma spread into his stomach and his brain stem and by that time, it was too late to attempt treatments.
As far as myself, I’m a diabetic and I have read that stem cell research may one day be productive in helping to fight or cure diseases such as diabetes and many other ailments so I’m interested for that reason also.
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