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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


License To Kill

The name's Wilmut, Ian Wilmut.

Unfortunately this is seriously unfunny:

Dolly Scientist Gets Human Cloning License

LONDON (AP) - The British government on Tuesday gave the creator of Dolly the Sheep a human cloning license for medical research.

It is the second such license approved since Britain became the first country to legalize research cloning in 2001.
Wilmut and motor neuron expert Christopher Shaw of the Institute of Psychiatry in London plan to clone cells from patients with the incurable muscle-wasting disease, derive blank-slate stem cells from the cloned embryo, make them develop into nerve cells and compare their development with nerve cells derived from healthy embryos.
Here we are, folks. The British government has officially crossed the line from using the ones we already have to creating embryos for the sole purpose of studying them.

The British government now, officially, sees life as a means rather than an end in itself.


Contrast the above with this story about laboratory monkeys and their alleged mistreatment. While I am certainly not advocating the torture of monkeys for scientific research, there certainly seems to be more space given to the plight of the monkeys than was given to the plight of the human beings being destroyed in the cloning story.


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