Minnesota Advocacy Alert – Stem Cell Research at Risk!


Live in Minnesota? Come to the Capitol today, and stand up for stem cell research!

The Save Research, Save Lives event will be held:
Thursday, March 31
State Office Building (across the street from the Capitol) – Room 181

See below for more information on the legislation and the event:
The Bills:  SF 760 Health and Human Services Omnibus bill (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0760.2.html&session=ls87
section 25.145.4221) and SF 924 Omnibus higher education (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S0924.1.html&session=ls87
section 10.145.4221)
SCNT research:  You can visit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Web site to learn more https://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=101083
Use this link to learn about Parking at the Capital complex  https://www.admin.state.mn.us/pmd/4-2_public_parking.htm

Don’t let Minnesota lose the freedom to research.

Help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation protect everyone’s hopes for freedom from chronic disease.

Now is not the time to eliminate ground breaking scientific research.

As you may be aware, Minnesota legislature is currently considering some of the most dangerous legislation we have seen designed to halt one key area of research.  The legislation seeks to criminalize and defund the research and the scientists doing it, which will lead to them leaving the state, taking resources, leadership and jobs. Scientists and doctors around the globe believe that stem cell research has life-saving and life-enhancing potential.  Progress in this area of research could cure diseases like type 1 diabetes, cancer, paralysis, and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other devastating conditions.

Therapeutic Cloning is not REPRODUCTIVE CLONING.
  No one in this debate is in favor of reproductive cloning.

Therapeutic cloning, known as SCNT – somatic cell nuclear transplant, takes an unfertilized egg and adds DNA from a patient to create a stem cell line.  These stem cells can be used to replace damaged tissues or cells.  The cell line is compatible with the patient, making it potentially more effective and free of rejection risks.

We do not support reproductive cloning, which seeks to replicate an entire organism (like Dolly).  Therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning are not identical. A law in Minnsota already addresses a ban on human reproductive cloning.  However, these bills seek to tie them together.

To help the legislature know the differences in these types of research and to save the practice of therapeutic SCNT research in Minnesota a press conference is being held to your chance to show support of scientific research and therapeutic cloning which is helping to find cures and treatments for disease.  We need your voice to help convey the importance of this research.

We look forward to seeing you.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
JDRF MinnDakotas
3001 Metro Drive Suite 100
Bloomington, MN  55425
Phone: 952-851-0770
Fax: 952-851-0766
E-mail: minndakotas@jdrf.org
Website: https://www.jdrf.org/minndakotas


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