Stem Cell Research Approved by Vatican

Some of you maybe new to the term “Stem Cells”. It has been studied by a lot of scientists and medical researchers as a possible cure to some illnesses.

According to Wikipedia, Stem Cells are cells found in multi cellular organisms such as us humans. They are unique because they have the characteristic of to renew themselves through a so-called mitotic cell division.

Based on the Stem Cell Research done by two Canadian scientists Ernest A. McCulloch and James E. Till in the 1960s, there are two broad types of mammalian stem cells namely embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.

Recently, the Catholic Church approved the funding to provide financial support to help establish the International Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium, which will kick off its research today in Rome.

You may have probably recall that the Catholic Church is against embryonic stem cell research that they called “gravely immoral.” However, this new stem cell research is about intestinal research which is a part of adult stem cells.

What can you say about this recent nod of the Vatican for this new stem cell research?

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