How fetal cells from the 1970s power medical innovation today

Washington (AFP) – It is no secret that thousands of laboratories around the world use cells derived from a fetus that was aborted decades ago to develop vital medicines.But it is a contentious topic in the US, where conservatives and anti-abortion activists have long deemed the practice unethical.The matter is once more under the spotlight after President Donald Trump was treated for Covid-19 using Regeneron’s antibody treatment. The company used aborted fetal cells as part of its testing process.”It’s becoming annoying,” Andrea Gambotto, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, said of t…

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