|Protest this week at StemExpress headquarters -- Channel 10 image|
Controversy threatens to embroil stem cell research
Trump jumps in
Loss of business
|Cate Dyer -- StemExpress photo|
“After the videos were released, an anonymous Internet post disclosed the address of StemExpress’ chief executive (Cate Dyer) and said the executive should be strangled with piano wire….”
“Ninety percent of our work is with adult, healthy, living donors and 100% of our samples are collected according to the highest ethical standards and in strict adherence to the law. StemExpress has never requested nor received an intact fetus.
"StemExpress performs extensive work to test, isolate and purify the donated cells so that researchers can use them to help find cures and treatments for life’s significant medical conditions. It is for this work that we are paid.
"We would all benefit from a dialogue about how rare and important human materials are collected, how stem cell research works and the incredible power of regenerative medicine to improve the quality of life of so many people stricken with disease."
“It was while majoring in government at Claremont McKenna College in California that Daleiden received his first hint that the abortion industry was selling parts from aborted babies.
“I was working as a research assistant and attended a stem-cell conference as part of my job,” he said. “The presenter mentioned using cells from an aborted baby for research. That got my attention. I thought, ‘Wait a minute — what?’”