Skip to comments.Police Confirm Pipe Bomb Blast at (Boston) Stem-Cell Lab
Posted on 08/27/2004 3:44:34 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
BOSTON (Reuters) - An explosion that blew out a number of windows at a Boston-area laboratory specializing in stem-cell research was caused by a pipe bomb, local police said on Friday.
No one was wounded in Thursday's early morning blast at Watertown, Massachusetts-based Amaranth Bio, which says on its Web site its technology is focused on organ regeneration and that it is working on cures for diabetes and liver disorders.
In a statement, Watertown police confirmed the explosion was the result of a pipe bomb and said they believe someone broke into the facility. No arrests have been made, police said.
Local radio station WBZ reported that police had identified a "person of interest" in connection with the explosion. Watertown police were not immediately available for comment on the report.
In addition to local police, the explosion was being investigated by state police and fire officials as well as the FBI (news - web sites) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
An Amaranth Bio official did not return a telephone call seeking comment.
Stem-cell research has become the subject of nationwide debate ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. President Bush (news - web sites) has banned federal funding for research on new embryonic stem-cell lines but Democratic candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) has said he would rescind the ban.
The 2004 version of church burnings.
In Boston, the left is quite capable of bombing themselves to try to drum up some sympathy votes.
Oh, and have you ever noticed that PETA never sides against stem cell research?!
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A bit off subject,but when did "a person of interest" replace the word "suspect"?
Is this more PC crap?
More likely an anti-Bush fanatic.
Never discount the possibility of the rats pulling this themselves.
It was in Boston after all.
The God Squad?
Were they using animals in the testing?
According to the company's Web site:
"Amaranth Technology is focused on enabling the regenerative potential of adult human cells."
Not sure, but almost certainly not. Most stem cell labs use stem cells from frozen human embryos and various other sources, none of them animals.
Could be, I'm reserving judgement until the police have had more time to investigate.
They could be using animals to test whatever they are doing with the stem cells, like they did for the parkinson's study. I believe that they tested that on animals and found it didn't work.
Come on people -- peaceful protests only please!
More like the 2004 version of abortion clinic bombings.
If it is, they went after the wrong target. Again, from the company's Web site:
"...harness the native processes of regeneration to produce enough therapeutic cells and tissues to treat thousands from one adult human donor."
Thank Goodness no one was injured.
Nobody said bombers were intelligent :-(
I wouldn't put it past a couple of liberals who want to blame right wing fanaticism for everything... by inventing it when it would least benefit us.
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