When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

23 January 2009

Science: It's back in style

US regulators have approved the first use of embryonic stem cells in humans.

The move raises the prospect of a groundbreaking approach to medical treatment that had been blocked since 2001 by George W. Bush as president. Just two days after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, who opposed his predecessor’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, the Food & Drug Administration authorised Geron, a US biotech company, to begin clinical trials for patients with severe spinal cord injuries.
US allows use of embryonic stem cells (Financial Times)

I have my doubts about Obama, but at least he's put an end to the policy of pandering to the Luddites, mouthbreathers and know-nothings on this issue.

Related: Previously on enrevanche (1, 2)

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