Commenting On UK Therapeutic Cloning

The Canadian Globe and Mail is running a piece by Peter Singer and Abdallah Daar on the recent approval of regulated embryonic stem cell research in the UK. Canada currently forbids this research, as do many other countries worldwide: "We think research using adult stem cells should be encouraged, but it's too early to know whether human adult or embryonic cells will prove superior for treating patients ... Although Canadians support therapeutic cloning, Ottawa won't likely reopen its new reproductive law. Then, when patients elsewhere are successfully treated using therapeutic cloning, Canadians will beg Parliament to change our law -- too late." The enforced slow speed of progress has terrible consequences.



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