National Press Club Celebration of the Publication of “The Grace of Stem Cells” by Jeong Chan Ra, Chairman of RNL BIO
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Grace of Stem Cells by Dr. Jeong Chan Ra, biomedical scientist and Chairman of RNL BIO, was published by October 24, 2012. At the National Press Club, leaders from around the world and the media gathered to discuss Dr. Ra’s claim that huge amounts of peer reviewed data is systematically ignored in order that opponents of ethical stem cell research are able to promote unsuccessful, unsafe embryonic strategies. Dr. Ra is Chairman of RNL BIO, itself a leader in stem cell translational research.
The Grace of Stem Cells is the first comprehensive analysis of adult stem cell interventions to be published in the English language, and was hailed by leaders for its equally profound story of the relationship between Christian faith and a scientific approach to stem cell research.
Dr. Ra’s previous work includes dozens of scientific papers and a book that has sold over 30,000 copies and is ranked one of the best-sellers in science books in Asia.
Emeritus President of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of America’s most influential religious leaders Dr. Morris Chapman joined others from America and abroad to celebrate the work as, to quote Dr. Chapman, “the most important book for pro-life advocates on this subject to be published … ever.”
Patients who had received treatment for incurable diseases using their own (autologous) stem cells were both in attendance and spoke of Dr. Ra’s story. Chloe Sohl, who lost her hearing to autoimmune hearing loss, told her story. But the discussion pivoted not on the stories of individuals but the huge amount of published data of recent origin and its effect on the huge demand for stem cells.
Dr. Jeong Chan Ra stated, “As much controversy and issues of safety are concerned in the field of stem cells or embryonic stem cells, autologous adult stem cells are derived from cells that already exist in our bodies to help us treat all kinds of diseases, which is a reminder of God’s omnipotence.”
Dr. Ra added, “I sincerely hope The Grace of Stem Cells instills faith to people with incurable diseases to be treated.” He described the complete commitment of RNL BIO and its partners and friends to bioethics, to protection of life, and to aggressive and systematic research and translational medicine and educational programs. He also discussed the recent and extraordinary growth of RNL BIO and what his plans include for the future.
All royalties from the publications in the United States will be donated to Bethesda Life Foundation in Tennessee, USA. The book is now available in paper as well as e-book at amazon.com.
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