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Global family tree ‘traced’ to Noah’s sons through Y chromosome

HEBRON, Ky. (BP) -- One question puzzled Answers in Genesis researcher and biologist Nathaniel T. Jeanson for decades: What was going on in pre-Columbus America before Europeans arrived?

FIRST-PERSON: Space exploration and God

VINCENT, Ala. (BP) -- After 45 years, astronauts landed in the drink again. It was the first ever Gulf of Mexico space capsule landing. The event garnered lots of news coverage.

Rebuttal follows Nature article questioning adult stem cells’ value

WASHINGTON (BP)--Experts are questioning two new studies that may be used to cast doubt on the usefulness of adult stem cells in treating disease, CNSNews.com reported March 15. The studies seem to contradict previous findings that adult stem cells offer both an effective and ethical alternative to stem cells taken from human embryos.

FIRST-PERSON: Stem cell researchers discover miracle cells

DEERFIELD, Ill. (BP)--Groundbreaking news the week of Jan. 21 that scientists at the University of Minnesota may have discovered a potential method to treat disease also means there may be a way to put an end to one of the most difficult public policy debates of this new century. Catherine Verfaillie and colleagues at the Stem Cell Institute have found "miracle" stem cells that may well be the most versatile of all stem cells.

Cell discovery could transform cloning, embryo research debates

WASHINGTON (BP)--The discovery of a stem cell in adults that reportedly has remarkable powers could prove a watershed in the contentious debates over cloning and human embryo research.

Bush administration reverses guidelines on embryo research

WASHINGTON (BP)--The Bush administration has made clear it will not permit federal funds for research requiring the destruction of human embryos, causing opponents of a previous policy to withdraw a lawsuit as a result.

BACKGROUNDER: White House fact sheet recaps president’s stem cell decision

WASHINGTON (BP)--"As a result of private research, more than 60 genetically diverse stem cell lines already exist. ... I have concluded that we should allow federal funds to be used for research on these existing stem cell lines where the life and death decision has already been made. ... This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research without crossing a fundamental moral line, by providing taxpayer funding that would sanction or encourage further destruction of human embryos that have at least the potential for life." -- George W. Bush

TRANSCRIPT: A ‘decision with great care, and I pray it is the right one’

CRAWFORD, Texas (BP)--Good evening. I appreciate you giving me a few minutes of your time tonight so I can discuss with you a complex and difficult issue, an issue that is one of the most profound of our time.

FIRST-PERSON: Will we use medical treatments developed by ill-gotten means?

DEERFIELD, Ill. (BP)--Of all the advisers President Bush consulted before making his decision on human embryonic stem cells, one of the voices he failed to heed was that of Solomon. When two women came to Solomon, both claiming a child as their own, in his great wisdom Solomon suggested that the baby be killed and half given to each woman. At one level, this seemed to be a fair compromise. Solomon knew, however, that the real mother would sooner give up her child than have him or her cut in two. Thus, the real mother was revealed to all.

Oxford medical ethicist reacts to president’s stem cell announcement

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--In response to President Bush's announcement Aug. 9 to allow limited federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, medical ethicist E. David Cook of Oxford University said he is pleased but concerned about the U.S. leader's pronouncement.