Thursday, 7 December 2006

Human Therapeutic Cloning Bill Passes

Senator Kay Patterson's private member's bill to remove the ban on human stem-cell research was passed into law last night.

This morning, I was listening to Adam Spencer discussing the subject with a scientist (unfortunately, I didn't catch her name).

She explained how one takes the nucleus of a cell and implants it into an unfertilised egg.

Adam asked whether, if placed back into the woman's body, this could now go on to become a human being. Her reply (after explaining that this would be completely illegal) was "It's conceivable" :-).

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