Great news about stem cells

A breakthrough

Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

Excellent news!  Look, I’m not the most conservative about abortion, but I think this is an excellent development.  I’ve always been unsettled about people, even ones not born yet, giving their bodies to science without their consent.   This development also makes it much harder for people who advocate for embyonic stem cell research to claim the moral high ground…not that they had it anyway.

By the way, you think this advancement still happens if President Bush doesn’t force this issue?  I certainly don’t think so.  Way to go Mr. President.

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