A Big Week for Little Cells

Stem cells have been in the news rather a lot lately.  President Obama has, it’s currently being widely reported, lifted Dubya’s restrictions on human embryonic stem-cell research, much to the chagrin of some, and the delight of others.  (Interestingly enough, among the worriers we find a surprisingly large number of British commentators who point out […]

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It’s the End of the Father as we Know Him (and I Feel Fine)

It’s another blow to fatherhood, the traditional family, and all things good and pure, squeals the Daily Heil.*  What could raise such spleen?  By the looks of it, it’s Part 2 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (2008), although the paper doesn’t have the good grace to provide a link.  This piece of legislation reduces […]

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Gordon Brown opposes something that noone wants anyway…

Gordon Brown was interviewed on the radio this morning by Cormack Murphy O’Connor, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.  A titanic clash of intellects it was not.  Apparently Super Gord is against reforming the laws on assisted suicide: In a interview with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, a guest editor on Today, Mr Brown was asked about calls […]

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