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shimonchaim

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« on: November 05, 2006, 10:53:07 AM »
what is the halachic stance on stem cell research

Offline jdl4ever

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Re: stem cell
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006, 04:17:06 PM »
Definitely prohibited according to my understanding. 
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Re: stem cell
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 04:26:51 PM »
I think the research is not prohibited, only the methods of obtaining the stem cells. That is, it is forbidden to initiate abortion for this purpose. But i think it is not prohibited to 'harvest' a fetus that had to be aborted, for example due to medical reasons.