Don’t mix science and religion Of course, those who believe life begins at conception absolutely could not support cloning embryos for the purpose of harvesting their stem cells. I understand and respect this. President Bush and others have every right to stand by what they believe.

But their beliefs should not be shaping public policy. In other words, I don’t want someone else’s religion getting in the way of my science. If my son had bone cancer and stem cells from a cloned embryo could cure him, I would not hesitate to do it; I wouldn’t consider the microscopic clump of cells to be a human life but rather a means of giving new life to my son.


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