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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Senate Bill 30 must be defeated.

In Greek mythology a giant horse (full of soldiers) was left outside the walls of Troy. The people inside the city, thinking this was a gift, brought it in—and the soldiers jumped out and killed everybody.

Senate Bill 30, the "Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research Act" (or "Hope Act" for short) filed by Republicans Norm Coleman of Minnesota and John Isakson of Georgia, is the Stem Cell Trojan Horse.

S 30 pretends to be a moderate middle ground—but it contains provisions which would permanently block federal funding for new stem cell lines by either in-vitro or nuclear transfer (SCNT) methods. SCNT is a method of duplicating cells without involving a pregnancy. It uses only microscopic cells in a petri dish to study disease and search for the root causes of birth defects and other medical conditions.

Established laboratory techniques are based on clear ethical guidelines for embryonic stem cell research and biomedical cloning. These processes do not need to be continually debated. They need to be left alone so scientists can do their work without governmental interference. The Coleman-Isakson bill blocks medical and scientific advances by not allowing the use of blastocyst cells donated for this potentially lifesaving medical research.

Developed with the cooperation of the Bush White House, Senate Bill 30 should be called the “Death of Hope” Act because the bill will only allow researchers to use what are effectively "dead cells.” If cells are dead, they cannot reproduce. How does it make sense that researchers should use dead cells to produce a living cell line to work with? The bill fails to address the urgent, unmet need for funding new cell lines.

For more information about this bill, please see www.stemcellbattles.com

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