Now that biologists in Oregon have reported using cloning to produce a monkey embryo and extract stem cells, it looks more plausible than before that a human embryo will be cloned and that, some day, a cloned human will be born. But not necessarily on this side of the Pacific.
Asia offers researchers new labs, fewer restrictions and a different view of divinity and the afterlife.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Are Scientists Playing God? It Depends on Your Religion.
It's been reported in the science journals but not highlighted in the national media that stem-cell scientists are moving their entire labs out of the U.S. and into Asia in order to continue research. For leaders of a field of scientific inquiry to pack up and leave the country to work elsewhere is a new phenomenon -- and the resultant brain drain is growing.