WASHINGTON, DC-Newly elected President Bush said Friday he thinks scientists should be using adult stem cells for their research.
The only problem is that most researchers use stem cells derived from aborted fetuses or fertility clinic's discarded embryos. Embryonic stem cells are the best to work with because they are more flexible than adult stem cells.
Researchers are focusing on stem cells because they are the building blocks for all human tissue. Scientists think that stem cell research could lead to revolutionary therapies for many diseases.
Currently, federally funded scientists cannot touch human embryos, but privately funded studies have been multiplying embryotic stem cells for some time. President Bush said he prefers research on adult stem cells.