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Monday, August 16, 2004

Embryonic sales hype

Catholic News Service has the following quotes from stem-cell expert Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk:

"The stress on the destruction of embryos as a way to bring about medical cures and miracles is vastly oversold....

"The true cures are not coming from destroying embryos. The true cures are coming from adult and umbilical cord stem cells. And people need to realize that.

"That's the exciting science that works today, and we don't have to wait 10 years or 20 years and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a project that may fizzle. We have cures that work today."

Father Pacholczyk holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and has completed advanced studies in Rome in theology and bioethics.