Handheld surgical 'pen' prints human stem cells


#1

From Science Daily:

sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160331105726.htm

These are adult stem cells.

Ed


#2

Is what is going on here immoral?


#3

Hard to tell based on this “blurb.”

The morality of stem-cell procedures depends upon **where **the stem cells were obtained, and the article doesn’t say.

However, if as listed in one of the references, the stem cells come from “adipose” (body-fat) tissues from the patient’s own body; there would be no issue. Stem cells are neutral in themselves. An issue occurs only if they come from abortion.

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#4

This is great news because when the stem cells are directly from the patient, you do not have the problem of tissue rejection as you do from introducing cells from another source, and, as you say, no moral issue.

Stem cells are neutral in themselves. An issue occurs only if they come from abortion.

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Another source with moral repercussions is that of in-vitro fertilization, where an egg and sperm are joined in the laboratory and then implanted. This is done in clinics for couples who haven’t been able to conceive. My understanding is that the hormones given to the woman can cause more than one egg to be produced. These are also joined with sperm to produce human embryos. When there are “left over” embryos, they are either stored for possible implantation later or taken to labs for experimentation or, after a period of time, possibly discarded. These embryos are considered fully human from the time of conception. This is a problem for us as a society as well as abortion. There are many who want these to be used for medical purposes for those of us already born. Obviously this is a moral issue.


#5

These are adult stem cells.

circres.ahajournals.org/content/100/9/1249.full

Unfortunately, some articles do not describe the source or full identification of stem cell type.

Ed


#6

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