Vatican backs adult stem-cell initiative
April 27, 2010
Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, voiced support for an new adult stem-cell research consortium but added that secular media outlets had inaccurately reported that the Vatican would contribute financially to the effort. The consortium includes researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Istituto Superiore di Sanita; the University of Salerno, and the Bambin Gesú children’s hospital in Rome.
Adult stem-cell research is an ethical alternative to embryonic stem-cell research, which involves the killing of human embryos.
- Vatican says its support for UM adult stem-cell project does not include funding (Catholic Review)
- Vatican will finance adult stem cell research (AP)
- Stem Cell Research (USCCB)
- Drawing the Line: The Church's Teaching on Embryonic Stem Cell Research (CUF)
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