More Years Of Fighting For Research

(From the Houston Chronicle). It looks as though we are in for another four years of fighting restrictions on embryonic stem cell research and therapeutic cloning in the US. If one is to take the recent state of the union address at face value - not, generally, an advisable idea, given the obvious disconnects between most political speeches and reality - then we can expect further attempts to push through Federal bans on all such research. We can hope that the continuing threat of criminalization will have less of an effect on the vast reserves of potential private funding now that a number of states are funding this research - but this state of affairs has caused untold suffering through delays to date.


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