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Vatican planning conference on adult stem-cell research

Catholic World News - June 16, 2011

The Pontifical Council for Culture is organizing a conference on adult stem-cell research.

The conference, to be held in November, will be organized in collaboration with an American firm, NeoStem, Inc., which specializes in adult stem-cell studies. A Vatican spokesman, speaking at a June 16 press conference about the initiative, explained that the collaboration reflects “the fact that we share the same sensitivity toward those ethical values that are centered on the protection of human life at all stages of its existence.”

Robin Smith, the chief executive of NeoStem, said that the research using adult stem cells “has the potential to alleviate human suffering by unlocking the healing power of the human body.”

“More importantly,” she added, “we are able to do all this without destroying another human life.”

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