Thursday, September 29, 2005

Hype-ers beware

"Taxpayers should not be forced to fund something that is not only ethically questionable, but has also failed to live up to the much-hyped promise."

If I were a person with something invested in embryonic stem cell research (a scientist, a venture capitalist, etc) that line in bold would really give me pause for concern. As soon as one clinical trial goes forward and doesn't deliver miracle cures immediately or (God forbid) ends up killing its participant patients....well, I think the public tolerance for it will dry right up. Kind of like what happened to gene therapy.