stem_cell_is-onThank God this senseless ban has been lifted. Its a great relief for the scientists, relief for the families of the sufferers who are suffering from killer diseases and knows that their days are limited, relief for the non political world, who believes that science is not politics.

Yes, believe me you don’t have to pinch your self, it’s over, President Obama will finally lift the stifling restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. This decision is a major step forward for stem cell research in the United States,

Why embryonic stem cells is always in the lime light and always such a hot-button issue?  Actually in order to obtain this embryonic cells, researchers have to destroy human embryos , which is not acceptable to some people, though this discarded and aborted embryos shall end up in a dust bin.

In August 2001, Bush signed an senseless executive order barring federal funds for embryonic stem cell research on all but a couple dozen existing embryonic stem cell lines.

When researchers of the study of embryonic stem cells say much of this research uses discarded embryos from in-vitro fertilization procedures, which in all likelihood would have been destroyed anyway, and they logically believe that
embryonic stem cell research holds unlimited promise.

Currently, most Americans appear to support the loosening of restrictions on embryonic stem cell research; according to the results of a January ABC/Post poll, 59 percent of Americans support loosening the restrictions, while 35 percent oppose doing so.

The relaxation of federal funding restrictions sits well with most Democrats, as well as with most independents. Republicans were more likely to oppose lifting such restrictions, with only 40 percent supporting such a move and 55 percent opposing it.

However, the president’s order comes more than a month after the Jan. 23 approval by the Food and Drug Administration of the first study of a treatment based on human embryonic stem cells aimed at treating those with spinal cord injuries.

This research needs and deserves federal funding,” said Danielle Gregory, whose 6-year-old son, Leo, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3.

Embryonic stem cells hold the promise of replicating the pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

Transplanted cells effectively cure Type 1 diabetics, but the current supply - from donated organs - cannot meet the need.

Source: ABCNews