Saturday, June 09, 2007

Stem Cell Bill Timing

Maybe they should just hang it up and let the market solve this problem. Obviously the federal government's money isn't needed:

When the U.S. House passed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act in January, it did so amid news that very week that amniotic stem cells "have many of the same traits as embryonic stem cells"—potentially making embryonic stem-cell research unnecessary.

This week, as the House again passed a similar version of the bill, scientists announced a similar breakthrough, this time using skin cells.

As Dave Weldon (R-Fla.), a physician, said on the House floor, "Science is going to move beyond this discussion."

Here's the link to the skin cells story if you haven't read it yet.