Category Archives: Human Embryos

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Condic Clarifies Stem Cells, Embryos and Research

February 17, 2014. As science progresses in the field of ethical stem cell research, there is considerable confusion, both within the scientific community and in the general public, about what is, and what is not a human embryo. The globally … Continue reading

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Troubling Developments in Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Scientists have created human embryos for the first time via human cloning. Bioethics Defense Fund’s Nikas and Bordlee point out that the media is underplaying the facts that this research destroys human lives for experimentation, in addition to exploiting women … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize to Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneers

This is good news: The Nobel Prize in Medicine is going to the doctors who discovered that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent, Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka. One of the main benefits of this approach … Continue reading

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BDF Files Science Brief in Case Enjoining Obama Taxpayer Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Policy

Contact:  Dorinda C. Bordlee, Senior Counsel, Bioethics Defense Fund, 504-231-7234, dbordlee@bdfund.org  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments Monday, December 6, 2010, addressing the ruling by the lower court that the Obama administration’s … Continue reading

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VICTORY: Federal court strikes down Obama embryonic stem cell funding guidelines

Contact: Dorinda C. Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund, info@bdfund.org, (504) 231-7234 August 23, 2010. Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) attorneys applauded a federal ruling today that struck down the Obama embryonic stem cell (ESC) funding guidelines.  “We congratulate the scientists and their … Continue reading

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States ban Cloning, Hybrids; Limit egg harvesting

As advances continue in non-embryonic stem cell research, Bioethics Defense Fund is lending its unique legal expertise to state laws that protect human dignity in science. BDF president Nikolas T. Nikas consulted on key language and gave expert legal testimony … Continue reading

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BDF testifies: AZ Ban on Cloning, Human-Animal Hybrids

AZCapitolTimes.com:  March 31, 2010 2 measures would ban cloning, human-animal hybrids A House panel has given its approval to two measures that would prohibit cloning, the sale of human embryos and efforts to create human-animal hybrids. The provision in S1307 … Continue reading

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AZ Bill to ban Human Cloning and Human-Animal Hybrids passes Senate

Arizona Republic, March 13, 2010 Bill would ban embryo sales, human-animal ‘hybrids’ The following excerpt is from the AZ Republic article on a bill co-drafted by Bioethics Defense Fund:. . . . The Arizona Senate has approved its version of … Continue reading

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