The House of Representatives does something right for a change. So now embryos that would otherwise be destined for the garbage can will now be used for scientific good. I'll be interested to see how far stem-cell research can go.
A note - Bush's defense of his policy is quite asinine. I guess he didn't notice that the supply of frozen embryos far outpaces the demand for adoption of said embryos.
I also want to bring up how we seem to be ignoring our commitment to science where it matters most. Sure, Bush is giving lip service to alternative energies, but instead of funding research on alternative fuels, he decides to spend money on drilling in ANWR. And he's looking for excuses not to fund research that could cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and paralysis. I recently discovered that the NSF is pretty much flat broke. Good budgeting there, buddy.
(Yeah, this post is a little bit self-serving. I don't care - scientists do good work. Most of the time.)