I was reading this article today and it really got me to thinking. Appearently the UK is blazing ahead on allowing the cloning of human embryo to facilitate stem cell research in combating a host of diseases.
Some interesting things from the article to digest:
It got me to thinking of the old Soviet Union and its fucked up biology and genetics programs (if I remember correctly from the '30’s) that put them years behind…for political reasons. And of course the US. Are we falling into the same trap, and if so what will this cost us in the long run? On this point more than nearly any other I totally and completely disagree with the Bush administration and I fear that for political reasons the US might be doomed to fall hopelessly behind the rest of the world as they blaze ahead of us on this fronteer.
Thoughts? Anyone want to debate if stem cell research isn’t a good thing? Any comments on what ramifications this might have on the US long term? Feel free to debate or argue any aspect of stem cell research, from the purely scientific to the political. Appearently Kerry is for stem cell research and has promised to repeal Bush’s prohibitions…is this true? If so it would be a genuine silver lining for a Kerry presidency (from my perspective).