Florida Research Ban Hampers Progress

The Jacksonville Business Journal examines the effects of the Florida therapeutic cloning and stem cell research ban. As expected, this has resulted in less research in the state. It discourages biotech companies from doing business in the Florida. An interesting quote from a more optimistic scientist: "I think once you can show you can cure grandpa's Alzheimer's, these issues will be resolved." Researchers have already shown that stem cell medicine can cure grandpa's heart disease, not to mention the array of conditions cured in the laboratory, but we don't seem to any closer to lifting these research bans.

Link: http://jacksonville.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2004/01/12/story6.html

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