Monday, August 29, 2005

The Stem-Cell Conspiracy

This reads like a headline from The Onion. Scientists come up with a Nobel-level breakthrough allowing scientists to convert human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. They have the honesty to publish results that are politically inconvenient (because we can now say, 'I told you so, ethical science works'). And the press frames their achievement as if it 'muddles' the debate-because, of course, it makes it harder for those who want the federally funded destruction of embryos."