Can somebody help me out here? All morality/ethics aside (as if that were desirable or possible), why would President-elect Barack Obama want to delve back into federally funding dead end research using embryonic stem cells? It is my understanding that adult stem cell and skin cells have been proven to be the only ones effective at treating disease.
He hasn't done it yet, but it's my understanding that Obama planning to reinstate federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. As he stated before that the issue of when life begins is "above his pay grade." Maybe this one is too? Maybe an advisor will help him out on this one. Maybe I'm wrong.
Please let me know if I'm wrong on this one re: the "potential" of using embryonic stem cells for research and treatment of disease(s). If I'm wrong there's the whole morality/ethics part of it ... but that's not what I'm talking about here.