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This is meant to be an addendum to the post I made earlier about hESC funding by Obama. Apparently the EO signed by Obama does more than just fund hESC research, it does it at the expense of all other Stem Cell funding.

All that fluff and bull from Obama during his speech about “use sound, scientific practice and evidence, instead of dogma” and not even the government website from the National Institutes of Health that give info about stem cell research can point to a single treatment offered by hESC research. All they can offer is excuses as to why no treatments have been found.

Have human embryonic stem cells successfully treated any human diseases?

Scientists have been able to do experiments with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) only since 1998, when a group led by Dr. James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin developed a technique to isolate and grow the cells. Moreover, Federal funds to support hESC research have been available since only August 9, 2001, when President Bush announced his decision on Federal funding for hESC research. Because many academic researchers rely on Federal funds to support their laboratories, they are just beginning to learn how to grow and use the cells. Thus, although hESC are thought to offer potential cures and therapies for many devastating diseases, research using them is still in its early stages.

Allow me to answer the question in a clear way that normal people would like to be answered. Because I know that folks in DC have such a difficult time answering a direct question I will provide a simple example that they are free to follow.
Question:Have human embryonic stem cells successfully treated any human diseases?
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Being that I just completed the, unequivocally, worst year of my wife and my life I’ve been trying to wrap my head around faith, its sources and ramifications. I have yet to walk out the other side of this adversity in my life, I am not yet awash in the light at the end of the tunnel. I continue to walk the fire of this struggle, I’m tempted constantly to give up, to lash out at God and embrace my brokenness. I am thankful that God has taught me and revealed himself to me through this time. I asked God to carry me and reveal Himself to me throughout these encumbrances. God has revealed a few things to me through my pain, and I am extremely thankful for that and a bit of what He has shown me is found below.


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