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Europeans Having Same Arguments as US over Biotechnology

The Financial Times has a story (sorry, no link for non subscribers) that describes the intense fight that the European Parliament is apparently having over whether to fund human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Consensus will apparently not be reached.

The quote of the article by far is this, from a Dutch MEP named Toine Manders, who complained: “If you look at all the discussions surrounding biotechnology, I feel that we are clearly focusing too much on ethics…” Of course. We musn’t let morality interfere with the business of science.

HT, David Prentice

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