Vatican Donating 2.7 Million To Stem Cell Research

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In a surprising move, The Vatican has announced that it will finance new research into the possible uses of adult stem cells for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

Project officials said last week that the Vatican has agreed to donate approximately $2.7 million to the research, which is led by the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.

The church is still firmly opposed to the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research purposes because it involves the use of embryos, but it claims to fully support the use of adult stem cells. “This research protects life,” Cardinal Renato Martino said at a press conference. “I want to stress that it doesn’t involve embryonic stem cells, where one helps oneself and then throws the embryo away and kills a human life.”

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