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Science AMA Series: I am Dr. Eugene Gu, President and CEO of Ganogen. I have been subpoenaed by Congress for my research involving fetal tissue but will continue to press on. AMA!
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Hi Everyone! I hosted a previous Reddit AMA and thoroughly enjoyed all of your thought-provoking questions. I am back now because I want to discuss how the Congressional subpoenas issued by Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and her House Select Panel on Infant Lives is creating at atmosphere of fear and political intimidation that is hindering important, life-saving fetal tissue research. I am also happy to entertain any questions about my research transplanting human fetal hearts and kidneys into animals in the hope of ending the pediatric donor organ shortage. The following links may provide a little background info if you guys are interested: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/apr/01/congress-subpoenas-fetal-tissue-research-abortion https://www.statnews.com/2016/03/31/fetal-tissue-congress/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/us/politics/house-panel-issues-subpoenas-in-fetal-tissue-research-inquiry.html?_r=0 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/04/01/higher-ed-associations-join-protests-of-house-fetal-tissue-subpoenas/ Thanks and I will be back at 1 pm ET and I very much look forward to answering any questions you may have! Edit: Wow, I very much enjoyed my Reddit AMA with you guys. There were lots of interesting questions and I learned a lot as well! Signing off now, but feel free to PM me with any questions!