Stem Cell Research OK'd

From Reuters: US FDA allows first test of human stem cell therapy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for the first trial to see if human embryonic stem cells can treat people safely, a company involved in the controversial research on Friday.(sic)

Geron Corp (GERN.O), a California biotechnology company, said it plans a clinical trial to try to use the stem cells to regrow nerve tissue in patients with crushed, but not severed, spinal cords.
At last.

I, for one, have been a huge advocate of this, for the simple fact that, if it works, it could mean a revolution in healthcare. If it doesn't, at least we know it doesn't. We've had to spend years not knowing because the Bush administration, ever the stalwart defenders of non-brown, non-foreign, non-military, non-grown, non-living life, had stonewalled it.

There is nothing in this world more devastating than a lack of knowledge. And there is almost nothing in this world more powerful than clearing the way for knowledge to be gained.