Oregon scientist stirs controversy over stem cell study

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PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon scientist is caused uproar in the medical community with his plans to harvest human embryonic stem cells for use in future treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.

The controversy is that Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s methods are similar to the ones one would use to create human clones.

In fact, His most recent research at Oregon Health & Science University is banned from any federal funding because in the study he destroys early human embryos.