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December 14, 2011

No One Heard What He Said

No One Heard What He Said

When Michael J. Fox talked about it, it made the news. Why not Ian Wilmut? I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point.

I bet your asking who’s Ian Wilmut? Well, he was the scientist whose team achieved the big breakthrough of cloning a mammal – remember Dolly the Sheep? That was in 1996. And while he’s no longer a household name, he’s still a very important voice in embryology, specializing in regenerative medicine which includes stem cell research.

Remember those grandiose promises made by John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Michael J. Fox that through embryonic stem cell research the lame would walk, the blind see, and diseases would be cured? It was reported as fact, but never happened - not even one successful human trial!

Just last month Ian Wilmut advised against pursuing embryo destructive research because the promise lies in research that doesn’t destroy embryos.

Also, he said this in California whose 3 billion dollar investment into stem cell research has reaped no returns. Since no one reported Wilmut’s comments, I thought you should know. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Cloning Pioneer Urges Shift away from Embryonic Stem Cells
Bradley J. Fikes | North County Times | December 01, 2011

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