CSCI strongly supports the use of human embryonic stem cells in research

September 11, 2020

CSCI Strongly Supports the Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Research

Human embryonic stem cells are essential for our understanding of human development and disease, and are already being used in clinical trials to treat incurable conditions such as blindness linked to Age-related Macular Degeneration or Parkinson’s disease. Some members of congress would like to see a ban on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research because they say that this will protect the sanctity of life and protect the moral standing of the USA. Unfortunately the opposite is true: the moral failure will be in preventing or delaying the development and delivery of new medical treatments, which will be the consequence of such a ban. CUIMC and CSCI are committed to advancing cures through human embryonic stem cell research.

Interested in knowing more about ongoing clinical trials using human embryonic stem cells click here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213671120302356