Monday, December 04, 2006

California Prop. 71 - California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act

Reality check for stem cell optimism-The research, stalled by legal challenges, offers no guarantees of cures, California institute scientists say as they outline more modest goals.

Even with the $150-million state loan approved recently to kick-start work stalled by legal challenges, there are no breakthroughs in sight. Gone are the allusions to healing such afflictions as spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases that dominated the 2004 campaign for Proposition 71. In fact, scientists say, there is no guarantee of cures ­certainly not any time soon ­ from the measure that was optimistically titled the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act.

Instead, the top goal is to establish, in principle, that a therapy developed from human embryonic stem cells can "restore function
for at least one disease."

That would be only the first step toward persuading pharmaceutical or biotech companies to fund expanded clinical trials, a process that takes years and millions of dollars. Fewer than 20% of potential therapies that enter trials make it to market."

The real goal is the $. And killing embryos- killing babies for the benefit of someone else.

Lord have mercy!
Our Lady of Guadalupe please intercede for us!

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