On Scientific Freedom And Health

With the prospect of a UN treaty banning therapeutic cloning now fading, eyes turn to the pending criminalization of this vital technology in the US. Newswise presents some cogent thoughts: "Republican Senators could be voting on acceptable ways to mend a broken heart. I am not referring to reaching out to disappointed Democrats, but rather to the debate on whether the U.S. government should ban embryonic stem-cell research, and its ultimate application in medicine - therapeutic cloning. As they consider the issue, I hope that everyone will weigh the words I recently saw carved in marble on the Thomas Jefferson memorial: 'I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.'"

Link: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/508279/


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