Thursday, March 20, 2008
Jesse Reynolds of the Center for Genetics and Society has posted a comment on the "eggs" item below. It says in part, "Some believe that stem cell lines could be derived from embryos that are specifically created for research through cloning, or somatic cell nuclear transfer. This process requires fresh human eggs. Only perhaps a dozen labs worldwide are trying, and only three or four CIRM grants have been awarded for this purpose (to my knowledge). This line of work raises concerns beyond the moral status of the embryo." To read his entire remarks, click on the word "comments" at the end of the item.