Paper: Anti-cloning legislation would damage research

The St. Cloud Times chimes in on the debate over the anti-cloning initiatives by the House and Senate, saying they’ll damage the state’s research potential — and the economic benefits of it:

The measure …  turns highly educated, well-compensated scientists into potential criminals if they pursue developing cutting-edge cellular medical treatments in Minnesota. … Have no doubt. These researchers, their resources and, perhaps importantly, all the potential windfalls of any breakthroughs won’t happen in Minnesota if this bill passes.