Daily Archives: June 3, 2004
Ian Wilmut, co-creator of Dolly the cloned sheep, wants your tax dollars to pay Big Biotech and their business partners in elite university life-science departments to conduct research into human cloning. Wilmut dropped this little bon mot to the London Telegraph while on his way to the United Nations to lobby against a pending international protocol that would outlaw all human-somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cloning.
If I were a woman, I would definitely donate my eggs to scientific research without hesitation,’’ said Hwang Woo-suk, who has been the talk of the science field for months now for his therapeutic cloning to cure incurable diseases.
A $3 billion state proposition to promote controversial stem cell research in California qualified Thursday for the November ballot, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign that pits moral critics of the research against family members of people with incurable diseases.