Have we hit rock-bottom?

Australian company turning 'extra' embryos into keepsake jewelry

For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos. “I have no words. I have no category for who would think this would be something good to do,” said Jennifer Lahl, the founder and president of the California-based Center for Bioethics and … [Read more...]

Researchers call for more leeway in growing human embryos

Bioethicist: decisions shouldn't be based on "gut instinct of what seems offensive"

This article follows last week's CalCatholic story: New form of stem-cell engineering raises ethical questions. For nearly 40 years scientists have observed their self-imposed ban on doing research on human embryos in the lab beyond the first two weeks after fertilization. A group of Harvard University scientists has published a paper arguing that it is time to reconsider the … [Read more...]