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Stunning adult stem cell developments evoke hope, caution

Feb 7, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Remarkable advancements in stem cell biology are enabling scientists to reprogram mature cells into a variety of different tissues – but experts say these methods should be used carefully to avoid ethical questions and inadvertent cloning.

Ethicist: Texas end-of-life debate must consider unborn child

Jan 10, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Debate over requiring life support for a reportedly brain-dead pregnant woman should remember both the imperative not to provide excessive care and the personhood of the unborn child, a bioethicist says.

Catholic bioethicist advises caution in Jahi McMath case

Jan 4, 2014 - 06:03 am .- The “tragic” case of teenage girl Jahi McMath – now at the center of a legal controversy over brain death – shows the need to determine the facts before making ethical conclusions, says a bioethicist.

Quest for ethical stem cells prompts moral questions

Aug 23, 2013 - 04:13 am .- The first human trials for the treatment of blindness using induced pluripotent stem cells has brought the hope of creating stem cell therapies that do not rely upon destroy embryos back in the public eye.

Pontifical Academy starts 'Friends for Life'

Jun 10, 2013 - 09:35 am .- The Pontifical Academy for Life has started a group called “Friends for Life” to expand its network around the world.

Cardinal 'deeply' troubled by human cloning development

May 15, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley called the successful production of embryonic stem cells by cloning human embryos an “abuse” which ignores the dignity and value of the human person.

Nobel-winning stem cell work helps curtail embryonic research

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:28 pm .- Moral theologian Father Thomas Berg is praising the work of Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, for helping to “put human embryonic stem cell research largely out of business.”

Rise in surrogate pregnancies raises ethical concerns

May 19, 2012 - 06:06 am .- An increase in the practice of surrogate pregnancy is leading to health risks, ethical concerns and a problematic understanding of the family, warns the founder of a bioethics organization.

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