Scientists have created the equivalent of embryonic stem cells from ordinary skin cells, a breakthrough that could someday produce new treatments for disease without the explosive moral questions of embyro cloning.
"Defuses debate"? Ha. The embryo angle has always been, at best, an expedient excuse. The real issue is our inexorable leaning toward a "posthuman" mode or existence -- and the mainstream's innate phobia of disturbing the biological status quo.