Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research holds potential for new treatments for many serious disorders, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and many others.

Blastocysts, from which stem cells are extracted, are microscopic balls of a few cells. They should be available for research if they are not wanted by the donors that created them.

The state must ensure that this research is conducted ethically, and in order to capture the economic benefits in terms of new jobs and firms, the state should follow the lead of other states by providing support for research and development.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.