Re: Gore Shocks Scientists With Creationism Statement

Robert J. Bradbury (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 01:17:36 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> The funny thing is though that they are going to prove evolution in
> Kansas, since refusing genetic engineering in health care will make
> these morons obsolete, they won't be able to compete.


Unless you are aware of something I'm not, this is "FUD" (fear, uncertainty & doubt) spreading. The panels that I'm aware of have consistently come down on the side of "a collection of cells, does not a human being make" and within reason we should be allowed to develop those into health treatments.

I'm unaware of any decision to "refuse genetic engineering in health care". In fact I believe the NIH has funded several groups to develop the vectors that would make gene therapy much easier in people.

If Kansas has a "no geneticlly engineered people" law I would like to hear about it.