Adult stem cells: They're the good kind, right? They come from tissue contributed by an adult donor, right?
Well, not exactly. This week, pro-lifers criticized the treatments administered to two prominent sports heroes, hockey great Gordie Howe and retired pro quarterback John Brodie, utilizing “adult stem cells” which were, contrary to earlier reports, drawn from an aborted fetus.
Why the confusion? Well, back in February Dave McGuigan, vice president of Stemedica Cell Technologies, the San Diego biopharmaceutical company which developed and manufactured the biological compounds used to treat Howe and Brodie, assured the media that “only adult stem cells were used” in the injections....READ MORE