Congressional report: Fetal tissue research not linked to a single cure

Congressional report: Fetal tissue research not linked to a single cure
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Fetal tissue has not been directly linked to a single medical cure in 90 years of fetal tissue research, according to an interim report by theSelect Investigative Panel on Infant Lives of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released July 14.

“Fetal tissue has been used in biomedical research for over 90 years. In this time, not a single medical cure has resulted from this research,” the panel, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), reported.

“While it is commonly claimed that fetal tissue was used to produce the polio vaccine, this is largely false. The polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1955 using a monkey cell line, and is still produced using monkey cells.

“In nearly 100 years of research, fetal tissue has not been directly linked to a single medical cure,” the 88-page report stated.

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