Los Angeles Times – By Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Should a woman be allowed to sell her eggs? The question had never triggered much debate in the private world of fertility medicine, where Ivy League women can earn tens of thousands of dollars per “donation.” But it seems everything about stem…Read More›
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Somerville Journal – By David L. Harris/ Journal Staff With the encouragement of a little-known stem cell research lab, Somerville’s going all-out in its bid to attract more cutting edge biotech companies. “The mayor said, ’What, you’re kidding?” said Ann A. Kiessling, the director of Davis Square-based Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation, when she recently…Read More›
From WBUR Morning Edition “Egg Donor”, by Allan Coukell – Jan 31, 2006 Boston – January 31, 2006 – When the recent scandal over fraudulent stem cell research in South Korean unfolded, the first allegation was that women had been illegally coerced and had been paid for donating their eggs to research. The South Korean…
Newsweek, By Claudia Kalb Kim Barnett would do anything to help her dad. Already, she’s changed careers. That move came after Barnett noticed her father, who has Parkinson’s, drooling on an airplane in 2001. The disease had hijacked his instinct to swallow—and it devastated Barnett, who worried that outsiders would notice only the symptom, not…Read More›
This landmark letter was signed by 126 stem cell scientists at the International Society for Stem Cell Research meeting in San Francisco. (Download PDF) Dear Senator Hatch, We are a group of U.S. and international scientists who thank you for your leadership in supporting stem cell research. Stem Cell therapy holds the promise of cures…Read More›
From WBUR, by Martha Bebinger – March 31, 2005 In the debate about stem cell legislation, there’s been little discussion about the potential new demand for human eggs, and the impact on the women who donate those eggs. Some women’s health advocates are calling for limits, arguing that the safety of producing multiple eggs can’t…
WBUR Radio BOSTON (2005-03-31) In the debate on stem cell legislation, there’s been little discussion about the impact on the women who donate eggs for research. Some women’s health advocate argue that the safety of producing multiple eggs can’t be assured. But many doctors say women have much to gain on this new medical frontier.
The Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio, Laura Knoy October 13, 2004: The science and politics of embryonic stem cell research. A complex, biological, ethical and medical issue has now become political. We’ll find out what’s being said. And, behind all the rhetoric, how much promise this research may – or may not – hold….
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Should the U.S. government support the creation of new lines of embryonic stem cells? The answer to that question is not simple. The rancorous US debate about embryonic stem cells bespeaks a healthy society with genuine concern about each and every member, the tiniest and the sickest. Everyone, on both sides of the debate, wants…Read More›