not exactly a deal with the devil
By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 09, 2007
Scientists agree that stem-cell research holds great promise for medical treatment of many different ailments. And there's nothing wrong with stem-cell research itself, provided that the stem cells are derived ethically-- that is, not harvested by killing human embryos.
Trouble is, there's plenty of funding available for the unethical, destructive embryo stem-cell research, and not enough support for the more promising research that uses cells from other sources such as bone marrow and amniotic fluid.
But suppose... just suppose... that you could remove body fat, and extract stem cells to use for medical treatments. Wouldn't that do the trick? How many stylish not-so-young things would willingly undergo a tummy-tuck for the cause of science? And if they happened to look slimmer afterward... Well, that's a price they might be willing to pay. And pay for. Everybody's happy.
I'm not a scientist, but this story sure looked interesting to me.
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