Like Tony's post.
I believe we should pursue stem cell research and most importantly, put it into use.
I could use some new disks in the spine.....not to mention the weak brain cells that died off during excessive wine bouts
however, humor aside. Embryonic touches on a lot of issues, where the cord should not be a problem.
I've seen recent reports on adult stems being used with great results, like from nose throat etc. passages. IIRC, and I know little of this, I understand stem cells have been used for decades in patients getting Kemo. They must have their cells taken then re-introduced after treatment. [off to google]
This is exciting stuff with real results.
I have a step daughter, who was born with Human growth retardation. When she was about five, she was more like an infant. Age 10, she was just over only 2' tall.
Genentech, used her, among the first three, to test their HGH many years ago, early 80's even naming the syndrome after her, and now after having taken the HGH for 10 years, she's about 5'1" and an active member of society doing work...quite a good thing. How does this relate to Stem cells..not quite, but science in these new areas have given us some better quality of life and I would have like to see my mother, for instance, or this daughter, for another, get more natural repairs without all the seeming side effects.
Stands to reason, if it can work well, we should not be afraid to use that knowledge.
as for the moral implications which I see few I'll leave that to god...when/if god gets to me.