Saturday, December 17, 2005

Stem cell scandal: The Stamp



The Korean stem cell scandal is on the front page of every newspaper in the world today. Just found the stamp that Korea issued, so I post it as a symbol of how this research made a whole country go mad.

It turns out that Korean politicians were involved in the writing of the paper. Billions of tax payer Won have been wasted, that could have gone to wheelchair ramps, elevators, and other aids for people who also suffer discrimination because of their disabilities. Is Dr. Hwang guilty or not? What about the 25 co-authors? The worst is that they lied to people with physical handicaps, essentially claiming that "we will have a cure for you soon..."

That stamp shows no compassion for all those in wheelchairs who will never be able to walk, successful stem cell research or not.

(Picture from the Bioethics Blog)

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