freezing/storing stem cells from the umbilical cords of their children for future use as "repair tissue" !Some excerpts...
One Premier League footballer, playing in the northwest of England, said: “We decided to store our new baby’s stem cells for possible future therapeutic reasons, both for our children and possibly for myself.”
The player, who declined to be named, added: “As a footballer, if you’re prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells — a repair kit if you like — on hand makes sense.”
He is one of five professional footballers who have frozen their children’s stem cells with Liverpool-based CryoGenesis International (CGI), one of about seven commercial stem cell “banks” in Britain.
Now I am a proponent of stem cell research, as long as they don't "grow" embryos for the explicit purpose of creating stem cells. But this seems a little excessive...how far will someone go once they feel that they can "create" and discard progeny for improving their lifestyles?
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