.- This morning at the nationâs capital, four physician members of congress will give a presentation on medical strides being made with cord blood and adult stem cells, which they say, make âpale the âpromiseâ surrounding controversial embryo stem cell research.â Representatives Dave Weldon, M.D. (FL), Michael Burgess, M.D. (TX), Phil Gingrey, M.D. (GA) and Charles Boustany, M.D. (LA), will present âThe Clinical Evidence is Clear: Cord Blood and Adult Stem Cells are Treating Patients TODAYâ at 11:30 this morning.
The group plans to outline some 70 plus medical advances being achieved through what they call âethical stem cell research.â These advances, they say, are already treating patients today.
The controversy raging over embryonic stem cell research surrounds the conception and destruction of a human embryo required to harvest the cells many scientists want to use to treat illness and maladies.
Cord blood and adult stem cells, many pro-life supporters argue, can be harvested without the destruction of a human life.