Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University have announced that they have discovered a source of pluripotent stem cells that might end the stem-cell wars. The cells come from amniotic fluid and apparently have the ability to develop into many different kinds of body parts. Scientists say they may be as versatile as embryonic stem cells, with one important difference: No destruction of human life is necessary to use them.
By all means, let’s pursue this promising line of research, along with uncontroversial adult stem cells. And let’s put to bed forever the nightmare of sacrificing human beings in the name of research and “progress.”