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Re: [IP] Stem Cell comment


I do not find the issue of Stem Cell Research either political or religious,
but technical.

I have been a Type I 51 of my 55 years.  I have been discriminated against
time and time again.  Coming out of college I couldn't even get an
engineering job because of my diabetes. I can't buy most types of insurance,
I have numerous complications and I come to this board to learn and help
others not have to go through what I went through.

That said I don't find the stem cell debate any more inflammatory than the
debate about 4 vrs 5 grams glucose tablets, how to handle pizza, inhaled
insulin or any other subject.  We as a group need all the help we can get.
Stem cell research offers hope.  Hope is all we've got. Why should one group
be able to take hope away from others. If a cure is found from stem cell
research than perhaps they will choose not to use it.  The recent human
insulin analogs are all based on Recombinant DNA technology for it's
synthesis. Using the same arguments against it that are being applied to
Stem Cell research, we might not even have the fast acting Insulin analogs.

Not discussing Stem Cell research on this site would greatly diminish the
value of this site.

Just my opinions, 


> From: <email @ redacted>
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:50:58 -0700
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Stem Cell comment
> This is not a political forum.  We are all aware of the Stem Cell issue.  We
> were asked politely not to discuss this sensitive issue on this site, but to
 > no avail. I usually read this site and stay quiet but it's time that you kept
> your opinions, political or religious, off this site.
> .
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