12 Nov '11, 3pm

Yes to adult stem cells, no to embryonic: Pope

Yes to adult stem cells, no to embryonic: Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has reaffirmed his opposition to embryonic stem cell research, saying it's morally wrong to destroy an embryo no matter how beneficial the resulting treatment is. -- PHOTO: REUTERS VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI has reaffirmed his opposition to embryonic stem cell research, saying it's morally wrong to destroy an embryo no matter how beneficial the resulting treatment is. Pope Benedict made the comments on Saturday to participants of a Vatican conference on adult stem cells convened under an unusual new partnership between the Vatican's culture office and a small United States biotech firm, NeoStem Inc. Church teaching holds that life begins at conception. As a result, the Vatican opposes embryonic stem cell research because embryos are destroyed in the process. It supports research using adult stem cells. Pope Benedict said: 'The destruction of ev...

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