Embryonic stem cell use? Print
Written by Dr. Shahid Athar   

Q. Is gene therapy and genetic manipulation to cure diseases allowed? Can we use embryonic stem cells for this?

A. To seek cure for a disease is mandatory. Thus, gene therapy is allowed and stem cells from spontaneously miscarried embryos can be used. However, it is wrong to conceive or create an embryo just to harvest cells and then destroy it.