http://crev.info/content/110911-Here is a great article on embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.
I’m going to copy part of it here:
“The wonderful news from adult stem cells discussed above needs to be seen against a disturbing historical backdrop. Not so many years ago, not long after 9/11, the scientific institutions were screaming for federal funding for embryonic stem cells, ridiculing anybody who stood in their way (like President George Bush) as ignorant obstructionists who would leave America in the dust of other nations in the quest for a Nobel Prize, all because of a few questionable worries about ethics. Tear-jerking commercials tugged on the heartstrings of Americans, pleading for access to human embryos so that Christopher Reeve might walk again (he didn’t), or Michael J. Fox might be cured of Parkinson’s Disease. My, how times have changed. The Hwang scandal, followed by the discovery of iPSCs, and the rapid growth of adult stem cell therapy, has made stem cell research a new ball game.”
To read the article, click here:
It seems that embryonic stem cell therapy is almost obsolete. All the good news is coming from Adult stem cell therapy and the potential for more treatments seems much higher with Adult stem cell therapy, not to mention the timing. Adult stem cell treatment is far more advanced and new treatments are much closer to being realized than with embryonic stem cell treatment.