Leading Biochemist Calls Embryonic Stem Cell Research "Sloppy Science"

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Recent Scientific Discoveries Support President's Ban on Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

"The most recent scientific evidence shows the use of human embryos for therapeutic stem cell research to be ineffective and unnecessary," says Dr. Fazale Rana, one of the world's top three leading experts in origin of life research.

Internationally respected biochemist Dr. Fazale Rana calls embryonic stem cell research "sloppy science" and says that the most recent origin of life research shows stem cells derived from alternative sources hold more promise than those taken from human embryos.

In spite of the research, many news reports suggest that embryonic stem cells hold the cure for all types of diseases and Americans are being deprived of potentially life-saving discoveries due to the ban on the use of embryos.

According to Dr. Rana and a host of other scientists, alternative sources such as adult stem cells are highly preferable for therapeutic stem cell research and do not raise the ethical and moral concerns that surround the destruction of human embryos. Dr. Rana's research reveals:

  • Why the use of human embryos is unnecessary and ineffective
  • The most recent bio-chemical research that shows stem cells are ineffective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and related diseases
  • Why ethical alternatives that do not involve the destruction of human embryos are far better for therapeutic research
  • Why the best avenues of research do not raise morality issues.

Dr. Fazale 'Fuz' Rana is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of origin of life research and author of the new book, "Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off." Find out the answers to these and a host of other questions surrounding this heated controversy.

“There are better alternatives that do not involve the use of human embryos,” says Dr. Rana. “When scientific research is conducted properly it does not raise morality issues.”

Fazale Rana, Ph.D. is the vice president for science apologetics at Reasons To Believe. Dr. Rana earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biology and Biochemistry at West Virginia State College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Ohio University. He was twice winner of the Clippinger Research Award at Ohio University. Dr. Rana worked for seven years as a senior scientist in product development for Procter & Gamble before joining Reasons To Believe. He has published more than fifteen articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and delivered more than twenty presentations at international scientific conferences. Dr. Rana is the co-author of the chapter on Anti Microbial Peptides for Biological and Synthetic Membranes in addition to contributing numerous feature articles to Facts for Faith magazine. "Origins of Life" is Dr. Rana's first book. His newest title, "Who Was Adam?" is due to release in September '05.

For more information visit the Reasons To Believe website at http://www.reasons.org

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