This is interesting, because this bill was presented, by both sides, in the Senate, as a totally innocuous bill, and yet, it had the support of Leon Kass and his band of anti stem cell theocrats on the President's Cuncil on Bioethics. It seemed like Kass quit his dayjob to push a bill of this sort last year, when the Senate was first supposed to vote on HR810.\n\nI had almost bought into the idea that it was just a face-sacing political creation when Rick Santorum rose to defend it and remarked something to the effect of --No, this bill does not do nothing..."We need to be the governor for science", a comment which made my blood run cold. I had hoped that at least one Senator would refuse to play the game and vote against it, but it was passed 100-0. \n\nI have not seen much news on the fact that the House refused to vote on it, but your article confirms that this is indeed true. This suggests to me that we should pay some attention to its fate.