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.”
This story needs to be told. Read the rest of it here or listen below.[audio:http://www.breakpoint.org/images/content/breakpoint/audio/2012/102412_BP.mp3]