Stem Cells and Muscular Dystrophy

The headline is “Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy.” Someone who sees this headline but doesn’t read the article might think, “Oh, isn’t it wonderful what can be done with those embryonic stem cells?”

Wrong. Reading the article, the researchers did not use embryonic stem cells, but stem cells derived from adult dogs. Here’s a quote from the article:

It used stem cells taken from the affected dogs or other dogs, rather than from embryos. For human use, the idea of using such “adult” stem cells from humans would avoid the controversial method of destroying human embryos to obtain stem cells.

Praise God for such potential breakthroughs. And praise God that stem cell treatments can be done without destroying embryos!

Here’s the story: Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy

Grace and Peace

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