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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Stem cells aren't people

Friend Shadoweyes takes a look at stem cell research, courtesy of National Public Radio's Science Friday. On the show, one doctor remarks on the inanity of "life begins at conception," and talks about the distinction between life at a cellular level at life as a human:
All cells are living. The sperm cell is a living cell, the egg cell is a living cell and when they come together as a new genome, a new combination of DNA, the zygote is a living cell. But that concept of life is very very distinct from the concept of life that we apply to patients and persons.

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