Friday, January 11, 2008

Editorialize much?

New Scientist writer Andy Coghlan can't help but add some editorial flavor to his story on Advanced Cell Technology's announcement they created embryonic stem cell lines by removing single cells from embryo without destroying the embryo. ACT made similar claims in August of 2006 ago but couldn't hide the fact they killed all the embryos their lines came from. ACT also supposedly did this 6 months ago but I don't believe their work was published until now.

According to Coghlan, the restrictions President Bush put on the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research were a "heavy" "clapdown," most of the federal-approved embryonic stem cell lines "are of such poor quality they are useless" so new lines are "desperately needed."

I guess there's no need for editorials with articles like this.

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