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Vatican prepares for adult stem cell talks

THE Vatican will organise a conference to promote adult stem cell research as an alternative to research using destroyed human embryos, which is considered by the Roman Catholic Church as deeply unethical and less effective.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, at a briefing on Tuesday said several leading world scientists would attend on Thursday including Britain’s John Gurdon, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine last year.

Ravasi said the upcoming meeting showed the Church did “not intervene only negatively” in the debate on stem cell research and its commitment to finding cures was not
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