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>Texas Embryonic Stem Cell Research

>The good news is that phone calls and emails from Texas voters created enough fuss and bother in Austin last week that lobbyists from the UT system joined our efforts to successfully convince the House and the Senate to remove the proposed $41 million bond issue for a biomedical technology center at the UT Houston. … Continue reading

Texas Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The good news is that phone calls and emails from Texas voters created enough fuss and bother in Austin last week that lobbyists from the UT system joined our efforts to successfully convince the House and the Senate to remove the proposed $41 million bond issue for a biomedical technology center at the UT Houston. … Continue reading

>Hwang Woo Suk "Egg" Count Updated

>Here’s the one and only report I’ve been able to find covering the revelation that more oocytes or “eggs” were used in the laboratory procedures under Korean veterinarian and dog cloner Hwang Woo Suk’s supervision. The records in that lab were partially destroyed just aboutthe time that the scandal broke in December. In fact, the … Continue reading

Hwang Woo Suk "Egg" Count Updated

Here’s the one and only report I’ve been able to find covering the revelation that more oocytes or “eggs” were used in the laboratory procedures under Korean veterinarian and dog cloner Hwang Woo Suk’s supervision. The records in that lab were partially destroyed just aboutthe time that the scandal broke in December. In fact, the … Continue reading

>Peter Singer wrote my blog today

>Peter Singer, from Salon.com: Salon: How does the ethicist put a price on the impulse of a chicken to spread its wings? Singer: We recognize the chicken as another conscious being. It’s different from us, but it has a life, and if something is really important for that chicken, if it would work hard to … Continue reading

Peter Singer wrote my blog today

Peter Singer, from Salon.com: Salon: How does the ethicist put a price on the impulse of a chicken to spread its wings? Singer: We recognize the chicken as another conscious being. It’s different from us, but it has a life, and if something is really important for that chicken, if it would work hard to … Continue reading

>Culling the Children

>News from the United Kingdom tells us about a woman (and her partner) who desired a child although the prospective mother has a genetic disease, hereditary retinoblastoma. Embryos were created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), tested for the gene that causes hereditary retinoblastoma, and only those which were without the trait were implanted. I haven’t … Continue reading

Culling the Children

News from the United Kingdom tells us about a woman (and her partner) who desired a child although the prospective mother has a genetic disease, hereditary retinoblastoma. Embryos were created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), tested for the gene that causes hereditary retinoblastoma, and only those which were without the trait were implanted. I haven’t … Continue reading

>Texas stem cell center and taxes

>The Texas House passed HB 153 without authorizing bond money for a biomedical research building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The UT powers-that-be withdrew their funding request and the bill was amended on the floor. The debate lasted only a few minutes. Several Democrats and Representative Wooley (author of the … Continue reading

Texas stem cell center and taxes

The Texas House passed HB 153 without authorizing bond money for a biomedical research building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The UT powers-that-be withdrew their funding request and the bill was amended on the floor. The debate lasted only a few minutes. Several Democrats and Representative Wooley (author of the … Continue reading

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