Stem cells: the first human trial

Revolutionary treatment using human embryos for patients with incurable blindness

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

People suffering from a form of incurable blindness could soon become the first patients in the world to benefit from a new and controversial transplant operation using stem cells derived from spare human embryos left over from IVF treatment.

Scientists working for an American biotechnology company yesterday applied for a licence to carry out a clinical trial on patients in the US suffering from a type of macular degeneration, which causes gradual loss of vision. They expect the transplant operations to begin early in the new year.

For the full article, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stem-cells-the-first-human-trial-1824099.html

All I could think of was the words of our Lord, "If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell."

There is no bottom to the abyss into which our "civilization" is falling. Lord have mercy.

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