Get to the Heart of It
Scientists have now grown a rat heart by using non-embryonic cells. As reported by the Family Research Council:
In yesterday's online issue of Nature Medicine, scientists from the University of Minnesota announced that using ethical alternatives, their research has resulted in the successful creation of a beating rat heart. As part of the tests, the team hollowed out a rat heart of its cells, leaving only the network of tubes where the old blood vessels had been. Scientists seeded the heart's casing with non-embryonic cells and watched as they latched onto the old framework and grew new heart tissue. Within eight days the rat heart began pumping so well that its beating could be easily seen."
Whenever we begin to doubt whether God's ways are superior to the world's we need only pause and wait. It seemed for awhile that we Christians were being silly trying to save some embryos while people were suffering from Parkinson's disease, etc. Yet I believe that research will show that the ethical path is the best path to medical healing.
Update: These iPS cells do not cause tumors! Don't listen to the lefts lies to dishearten this ethical advancement.