If you have a slice of time today, you may want to watch the live feed of the New York State Stem Cell Science Ethics Committee Meeting.
Here’s a side of the issue I never thought about before: If a woman’s eggs are harvested for the purposes of IVF, a research company may eventually approach her in the future, if the eggs go unused, and ask to fertilize her eggs with sperm from an anonymous donor. *gag* Is anyone else’s skin crawling?
At 2pm, of special interest, they will be discussing ‘Respect for the Embryo.’
From what I’ve gathered so far, everyone in the room is for embryonic stem cell research. Let’s see how balanced this discussion manages to be.