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Human/Cow Cloned Embryos Coming?

First UK scientists wanted to create human/rabbit cloned embryos. Now, UK scientists are applying to create mostly human/tiny bit cow cloned embryos, revealing vividly the current anything goes mindset that permeates the science/biotech sector. Rather than allowing society to work through the ethics of these issues, rather than help society do this by providing accurate, frank, and candid information, political-scientists obfuscate as their colleagues press the pedal to the metal in their experiments. At some point, their hubris will create a very bad backlash. When and if that happens, they will be the ones who acted “anti-science” by making it appear as if the science sector wants to dominate society rather than serve it.

By the way, for you Missouri voters, this is caused by the human egg dearth. Since these scientists can’t get enough human cells, and since they admit it will take hundreds of eggs to produce one cloned embryonic stem cell line (if that few and if it can be done at all), realize that nothing in Amendment 2 would prevent researchers from trying the same thing in the Show Me State when and if MO scientists experience their own egg dearth.

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