CORDIS reports on calls from German politicians for an European Union wide ban on therapeutic cloning, a technology vital to the most promising branches of stem cell research. Criminalization of this research - threatened and actual - has caused great harm to progress towards cures for age-related and other degenerative conditions. Private funding is scared away and scientists move into other areas of research rather than risk their careers. Meanwhile, more than 100,000 people die each and every day precisely because we have not yet developed a regenerative toolkit for common medical conditions. How long will you allow this state of affairs to continue? You have a voice: use it.