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Anscombe Bioethics Centre Response on Nobel Prize for Stem Cell Work

08/10/2012 5:30 pm

"This Nobel prize recognises a great scientific breakthrough but it is equally an achievement of great ethical significance. This technique offers hope of progress in stem cell research without relying on the unethical destruction of human embryos. The past attempts to clone human embryos, and the bizarre experiments to create admixed human-nonhuman embryos, have delivered nothing. In contrast, the transformation of adult cells into stem cells is making great progress. This is science at its best: both beautiful and ethical." 

Prof David Albert Jones
Director
Anscombe Bioethics Centre