A breakthrough in embryo-destructive research?

By Paul Stark The journal Nature reported yesterday that scientists have derived embryonic stem cells from abnormal cloned human embryos. Here’s some background and explanation. Organisms can be cloned through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer. In SCNT the nucleus of a somatic cell from the patient to be cloned is inserted into an …

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New patent law to impact Minnesota

No patents allowed for human embryos A ban on the issuing of U.S. patents on human embryos was enacted into law on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.[See www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news.] The pro-life policy was enacted as part of the “America Invents Act” bill (H.R. 1249) and could have a direct impact on researchers involved in clone-and-kill activities at …

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