Some good news, for a change

From: J Corbally (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 15:13:55 MST

"UK enters the clone age"

The UK House of Lords has voted to extend the permitted research on
early-stage embryos. The resolution had a fairly straightforward victory
in the Commons, but the Lords were expected to veto it.

>British scientists are clear to use human embryos to find cures for
>disease after a landmark vote in the House of Lords.

>Peers voted by a majority of 120 to extend the type of research allowed on
>early-stage embryos, and in so doing opened the way for researchers to
>practise a limited form of human cloning.

After the Galapagos thing and the guy now in the Whitehouse, we were
overdue for good news.


"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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