The Washington Post reporter, Robert Weiss, tries mightily to turn this story, about cells from infant mice being implanted into other mice and partially restoring sight, as an embryonic stem cell-boosting report. He even quotes the discredited Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology, who lied so egregiously about having created ES cell lines from single embryo cells that did not destroy embryos–meaning, I guess, that if you are on the “right” side of this debate, the media will trust you no matter how many times you have misled them.
But the real story here, is that the best way to get the particular immature cells in humans would not be through ES cells, which may never work, but rather, either from infants being killed in eugenic infanticide or fetal farming. I am not being alarmist. The mainstreaming of infanticide is growing, with a UK medical school actually calling for legalization. (I will be writing more on this soon.) I can hear the arguments now: If we are going to kill them anyway, why not get benefit from their tissues?
Secondly, New Jersey has explicitly legalized cloned fetal farming already–even before it can be done technologically.
Am I being paranoid? I think not. The arguments we hear today for transforming some humans into natural resources strongly support both suggestions above. Besides, you know the old saying, just because you are paranoid that doesn’t mean they are not really after you.