Embryonic Research Driven by Greed, not Science

March 04, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  The Independent Journalism Project  ·  Biotech

Medical-research insiders know that embryonic-stem-cell technology is proving a dead end – Dr. Bernadine Healy, a former director of the National Institutes of Health and once an ES-cell-research enthusiast, calls it "obsolete." But the Obama administration has opened wide the federal funding floodgates – the triumph of a big special-interest PR and lobbying campaign.