Well, yes, except that the cell line being used in the current eu trials have been banned by the eu and can not be patented there. Just another tidbit of information you'll never here from the actc pumpers, but it IS a fact. What did GR say two cc's back, something like, "yes, when and if the time comes, we'll have to get some kind of bridge trials going in the eu, using the new cell line if and when the new cell line is approved by the nih". I'm paraphrasing here but the notion is correct.
"Well, yes, except that the cell line being used in the current eu trials have been banned by the eu and can not be patented there."
Karen, I don't think you're totally correct on this, and when ACT has the cure, the countries in Europe that allow embryonic stem cell treatments will have an influx of folks, demanding treatments, from the countries disallowing it. Whats really impressive is that China, India, Japan, Iran, Israel, South Korea, and Australia support ESC's. What astounded me is that Iran is supportive of ESC treatments, and many of our Southern states still oppose ESC's, it's amazing how backward the South has become. I think Lincoln realized this, and thats why in many of his pictures he looks so sad.
"Stem cell laws are the law, rules, and policy governance concerning the sources, research, and uses in treatment of stem cells in humans. These laws have been the source of much controversy and vary significantly by country. In the European Union, stem cell research using the human embryo is permitted in Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Greece, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands; however, it is illegal in Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal. The issue has similarly divided the United States, with several states enforcing a complete ban and others giving financial support. Elsewhere, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, South Korea, China, and Australia are supportive. However, New Zealand, most of Africa (except South Africa), and most of South America (except Brazil) are restrictive.