Science Daily delivers this good news. Theraputic cloning has been shown to cure mice suffering from the mouse equivelant of Parkinson's. Getting a treatment to work in mice is a big step forward in developing a working therapy for humans. Given the similarities between Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, this family of therapies should have broad applications. This advance is exactly the sort of high profile breakthrough needed to help block anti-research legislation. As a reminder, a bill banning theraputic cloning research is still awaiting a final Senate vote. I encourage you to write to your senator in protest.