"Look, no embryos! The future of ethical stem cells"
Sunday's Observer carried a great article about induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. The discovery of induced pluripotency is one of the most exciting and promising developments in regenerative medicine. It is likely to open up many new avenues for treatments with none of the huge ethical problems that surround the use of stem cells from human embryos (stem cells cannot be harvested from a human embryo without destroying it).
LIFE is opposed to all embryo-destructive research, but we are NOT opposed to the use of stem cells from non-embryonic sources. That is why we are so delighted by the promise of iPS cells and other successes in adult stem cell technology.