The proposal would involve only embryos that could not be used for
fertility treatment, and that would otherwise be discarded if not donated
for research. The embryos would also have to meet the following
-- They were created for the purpose of fertility treatment;
-- They were not suitable for implantation or surplus to the clinical
-- They were donated with the informed consent of the patient;
-- Planned to be discarded unless used for research.
Proposal 2 is about one thing. It is about accelerating medical research in Michigan to develop new treatments for currently incurable diseases.
"People need accurate information to make responsible decisions," said Dr. Daley. "Voting in favor of Proposal 2 is to vote for reasonable, regulated research in hopes of curing illness and alleviating human suffering." The ISSCR believes that research must continue with all types of stem cells.
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.
|SOURCE The International Society for Stem Cell Research|
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