The University of Massachuttes announced today that it’s facilities dedicated to Embryonic Stem Cell development will be closed by the end of the year due to lack of funding.
According to the Boston Globe: “That decision in 2008 was seen then as a bold statement of support for research on human embryonic stem cells during a time when federal funding for work on the controversial cells was restricted. But advances in technology and changes to federal policies rapidly cheap cialis online made the bank obsolete, state officials said.”
One of the advances rendering the University of Massachuttes obsolete is the work done in iPS where the adult cells are turned into stem cells. These stem cells have already converted into bone and other tissues. There’s no moral dilemma, the science is already decades ahead of embryonic stem cell work, the tissues produced have already been quite successful and there is no rejection of your own tissue.