Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stem Cell redux

Some people seem to think that the stem cell issue is going to come up soon once again, considering the new makeup of congress. (Hat tip Instapundit)
However, I don't think it's going to be as tough a decision on Bush as Glen does. Sure, there's pressure to support research on stem cells considering all the suffering that the results could bring. But the one thing that most articles and media on the subject continues to not inform the public on is the difference between what conservatives and Bush have a problem with, which is embryonic cell research, and adult stem cell research. There's still no guarantee that stem cells from embryos will yield any benefits for those in need of some benefits. But as Popular Science predicts, there might be some movement in the Adult stem cell area this year, rendering the controversy moot.
Check out Popular Science's predictions for the year, covering vaccines for addicts, global warming's real threat, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and much more!

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