Nobel Laureate Motivated by Pro-life Concern

Did you hear the recent news about the scientist who won a Nobel Prize for his work with adult stem cells? It turns out that his work was motivated by a desire to find an alternative to killing human embryos, but this fact has not been widely reported. As Eric Metaxas writes in his Breakpoint commentary today:

Thirteen years ago, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese pharmacologist and researcher, made a social call to a friend’s fertility clinic. His friend invited him to look at some human embryos through a microscope.

What Yamanaka saw set him on a path that culminated in a Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology. And in the process has won him praise from the pro-life community.

As Yamanaka later told the “New York Times,” “when I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters . . . I thought, we can’t keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way.”

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One Response to Nobel Laureate Motivated by Pro-life Concern

  1. Don Johnson October 24, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    That is great news!

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