Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Human Embryo.

Bioethicists deplore relaxation of 14-day limit on human embryo research

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has dropped the decades-old rule. Read more

A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Via Shutterstock

Senators introduce bill to stop federally funded embryonic stem cell research

Jul 30, 2019

The Patients First Act would reverse President Barack Obama’s 2009 executive order that allowed for federally-funded research at NIH using... Read more

Building icon with inscription FDA and flag of The United States.

Food and Drug Administration signs controversial contract with fetal tissue provider

Aug 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Legislators, pro-life groups, and ethicists have condemned a new government contract to obtain human tissue from aborted children for use... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

No research justifies the use of human embryos, Pope Francis says

May 18, 2017

Pope Francis said that there is no outcome that can justify the use or destruction of embryos for scientific purposes... Read more

'One of Us' coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Sep 12, 2014

Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form... Read more

Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads for the Ice Bucket Challenge in Melbourne, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014.

Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Aug 22, 2014

Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their... Read more

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Funding for adult stem cell research increasing, report finds

Dec 11, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A recent report has found that research on ethically-sourced adult stem cells is rising in popularity, leaving advocates pointing to... Read more

Embryonic Stem Cells.

Cloning shows science must dialogue with philosophy

May 21, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists... Read more

Dr. Robin Smith, President of The Stem for Life Foundation.

New book shows adult stem cells as medical 'paradigm shift'

Mar 7, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The recent explosion of success in using adult stem cells to treat and cure diseases marks a shift in the... Read more

Shinya Yamanaka in his laboratory and Fr. Thomas Berg.

Moral theologians reaffirm possible ethical stem cell advances

Oct 17, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Although concerns have been raised about the unethical source of some cells used in Shinya Yamanaka’s efforts to reprogram cells... Read more

A portrait of Shinya Yamanaka.

Nobel-winning stem cell work helps curtail embryonic research

Oct 8, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Moral theologian Father Thomas Berg is praising the work of Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in... Read more