Filed under: Health and TechnologyWith human embryo use in the cloning arena being federally banned, scientists have moved elsewhere to advance the cause of embryonic stem cell use. To that end, researchers have now said that embryonic stem cells have been created from monkey embryos.
This is significant because this breakthrough would give hope to the field of using clones to produce embryonic stem cells rather than using actual human embryos for the same thing. But are clones not human?
While medically this is quite exciting for many, the ramifications of philosophy and varying opinions on the subject will continue in fierce fashion I'll bet. And, they should.