From the Daily Mail UK:
New spectre of cloned babies: Scientists create embryos in lab that ‘could grow to full term’
The prospect of cloned babies has moved a step closer after scientists extracted stem cells from human embryos created in a laboratory.
The breakthrough could lead to customised cells to help treat and even cure a range of diseases, from Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.
While human embryos have been cloned before, none have had healthy stem cells extracted from them. The latest advance means scientists are now even closer to being able to clone children.
The US team behind the work stress that they want to find treatments for incurable diseases – but critics fear there is little to stop a rogue scientist from copying their work to try to clone humans.
Dr David King, founder of the campaign group Human Genetics Alert, called for an international ban on human cloning and said it was ‘irresponsible in the extreme’ to have published details of the stem-cell technique.
The world first was achieved at Oregon Health and Science University, with a technique similar to the one used to clone Dolly the sheep…
Josephine Quintavalle, of campaign group Comment on Reproductive Ethics, questioned the need for the research, given that another, more simple way of making customised stem cells already exists.
She said: ‘The suspicion has to be that the real interest is not stem cell therapy per se, given that other uncontroversial approaches are already so successful. Let’s hope that the goal is not out and out reproductive cloning.’ …
…Dr King warned: ‘Scientists have finally delivered the baby that would-be human cloners have been waiting for: a method for reliably creating cloned human embryos.
‘This makes it imperative that we create an international ban on human cloning before any more research like this takes place.
‘It is irresponsible in the extreme to have published this research.’
From the Age:
Pope Francis has denounced the global financial system, blasting the “cult of money” that he says is tyrannising the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.
More correctly, the debt-at-usury “money” system — the 500 year rise of which can largely be blamed directly on failings of the ‘Church’ — turns human beings into milking cows.
To be grown in number. Herded. Kept docile.
And milked, throughout their working lives.
Or — to use The Matrix’ parable — the usurious “money” system turns human beings into batteries.
To be slowly, steadily drained of their energy; used as fuel, for The Machines.
Once you understand what “makes the world go ’round” … and more importantly, how, and why … these latest scientific “developments” come as no surprise.