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Wesley Smith: The Time Has Come to Outlaw Human Cloning

Prominent Bioethicist Wesley J Smith says The Time Has Come to Outlaw Human Cloning Scientists recently announced that they had successfully cloned human embryos for the first time, using the same process that produced Dolly the sheep. This news constitutes an ethical earthquake. Cloning is the essential technology in the development of a plethora of other unprecedented and morally dubious…

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Another step on a slippery slope….1st cousins marriage.

When marriage in Massachusetts became something other than ‘one man and one woman’ it seems folks other than the GLBT community wanted in on the act.  Scientific American has released a story suggesting that 1st cousins should be able to marry regardless of the increased chance of birth defects among offspring. This new insight is the result of a story…

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Scientists Reprogram Adult Cells’ Function

washintonpost.com Scientists have transformed one type of fully developed adult cell directly into another inside a living animal, a startling advance that could lead to cures for a variety of illnesses and sidestep the political and ethical quagmires associated with embryonic stem cell research…   …The work was hailed as a welcome development even by critics of research involving embryonic…

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