The media is touting Advanced Cell Technology’s claim to have helped improve the vision of rats using human ES cells. If true–with ACT and Robert Lanza always verify given all of the lies that they have told–it is an advance in ESCR.
But it is worth noting that rat adult stem cells have previously done the same thing, and these successful experiments are a few years old. Naturally, those studies received barely any mention in the MSM because they would not serve to undermine President Bush’s stem cell funding policy. And that is the point to remember: The MSM’s first and almost foremost agenda in reporting stories about stem cell research and cloning is to undermine the Bush policy. That is the prism through which stories will be hyped, presented, downplayed, or ignored.