• Petitioned European Parliament

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Legalize embryonic stem cell patents

    1. Sven Bulterijs
    2. Petition by

      Sven Bulterijs

      Ninove, Belgium

The European court of Justice ruled that research involving the destruction of embryos cannot be patented. This has severe consequences for the lifesaving research on embryonic stem cell therapies. This research uses spare fertilized egg cells from in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures to derive special cells (stem cells) that have the ability to transform in very possible cell type.

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can help to treat damage to the heart after a heart attack, damage to the brain after a stroke, spinal cord injury, some cancers, macular degeneration, type 1 diabetes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, and many others.

This ruling makes it so that stem cell research will be limited to academic institutions who lack both experience and money to develop these cells from the lab to the patient. As a result of this ruling millions of people will continue to unnecessarily suffer and die! Sign this petition to urge the European Parliament to find a way around the court’s decision.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111018/full/news.2011.597.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204346104576639010759884794.html
http://www.ipscell.com/2011/10/anti-cure-impact-of-errant-eu-patent-decision-on-hesc/

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    • rachel rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The time for progress in now!

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    • paul mcglothin OSSINING, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Use of embryonic stem cells is critical for current interventions in some disease states and for advances in medical treatments that may bring an end to suffering of millions of people. .As Western societies crumble from the financial burden of medical care, holding back the vast potential of stem cell research is dangerous to the health and well being of every person on this planet..

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    • Melchizedek Tiu MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      This is for mankind.

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    • Betsy Seeton ALMONT, UNITED STATES
      • almost 3 years ago

      This research could save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of people. What intelligent, compassionate soul would deny this?

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    • Corina Popescu TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      for the advancement of science and healing millions of people

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