It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos.
What if there was a cure for a terrible disease you or a loved one suffered from--but a politician passed a law against that cure? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not. Consider Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (66), Republican, who has been in office for more than twenty years, and who seems to judges medical science by his ideological opinions.