The headline was buried in the Jan. 21 NewScience article reporting another potential scandal in the cloning world.
This one involved claims made in 2003 by researcher Hui-Zhen Sheng of China, who reported he had successfully harvested embryonic stem cells from rabbit-human embryos.
Scientists now wary after being duped by fallen clone king Hwang Woo-Suk are sounding the alarm on Sheng, because no one has been able to duplicate his work.
Scientists did not sound the alarm three years ago when Sheng inserted human cells into rabbit eggs. It only matters now whether Sheng lied about the products of that conception.
In other words, the means weren’t called into account, just the ends.
ESCR and cloning researchers say they are an ethical bunch. For instance…
Continue reading my column today, “Morally challenged cloning research,” on WorldNetDaily.com.