End in Sight for Stem-Cell Wars?

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.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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