Commenting On UK Embryonic Research

The Guardian comments on the first round of proposed embryonic stem cell research in the UK to make use of therapeutic cloning. This attempt to find an effective regenerative therapy for diabetes must be approved by a government body - the HFEA - but seems likely go ahead based on their stated guidelines. As expected, there is vocal outrage from anti-research groups; hopefully things will quiet down once this and a few other similar projects have moved ahead without the sky falling on our heads. Based on the similar response to in-vitro reproductive technologies when they were first introduced, I expect that support for stem cell based regenerative medicine will be near universal a decade from now.



Post a comment; thoughtful, considered opinions are valued. Comments incorporating ad hominem attacks, advertising, and other forms of inappropriate behavior are likely to be deleted.

Note that there is a comment feed for those who like to keep up with conversations.