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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Australian MPs to hear case, and propose legislation, to allow therapeutic cloning

That's according to The Age. I find this particular line to be laughable, from the chief scientist arguing for cloning:

 Dr Peacock last month warned the government's cautious approach to stem cell research could prevent a scientific breakthrough.

If he wants a breakthrough, he should reconsider his position: not a single embryonic stem cell treatment has been succesfully applied to people since attempts were made years ago, while successful treatments using adult stem cells number 72. Surely this scientist is aware that pluripotent stem cells can be extracted from adult human tissue (links to article by Wolfgang Lillge, M.D.)? It is difficult not to cite dishonesty among scientists who persist in selling the embryonic stem cell doctrines, despite the scientific evidence against them.

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