“With these new arbitrary restrictions on research, the United States is ceding its role as the global leader in the development of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine,” said Doug Melton, a co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. “The regulatory and legal framework in the U.S. for overseeing fetal tissue research was carefully developed with input from the public, ethicists, policymakers and scientists and ensures rigorous oversight, including that the tissue is obtained legally and with donor consent.”
“…and a major disappointment to scientists who say the tissue collected from elective abortions has been instrumental to unlocking the secrets of diseases that range from AIDS to cancers to Zika, as well as to developing vaccines and treatments for illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease.”
Welp, there you go. They’re cutting off an important thing, that had donor consent, that researchers need to develop cures or treatments for diabetes, dementia, HIV, heart disease, lung cancer, and thousands of other diseases.
We will now need to depend on foreign research facilities to find the cures.
Anyone here have a relative who suffered/suffers from a horrible disease/condition?