November 5, 2008
Embryonic research passes in Michigan
I'm eager to read some analysis on this later. During this election cycle, biologists found several ways to research on stem cells without destroying embryos. And still Michigan passed a state constitutional amendment greenlighting embryonic research.
Was it that voters didn't know about the developments?
Were they swayed by the argument that the research would only be on "discarded" frozen embryos from fertility treatment, and the donors (parents) gave their permission?
Or is the embryonic stem cell battle over despite the scientific developments?
In any case, Michigan passed the amendment.