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From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: Re: Embryo cryonics-- CI officially rejects the idea
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 11:30:36 -0700

Ben Best wrote:
>    For many reasons I would be delighted if CI could
> offer cryopreservation services for embryos, cord blood
> stem cells, etc. However, the capital requirements could
> be large, especially if we were to attempt to comply with
> all the regulations. On the advice of legal council CI
> is not going to venture into these areas at the present time.

I get it now.  The problem is that the US government et al.
consider human embryos alive, whereas Alcor patients are
considered dead, and there are much more stringent
regulations for handling living people than dead ones.
This points out a coming regulatory nightmare and huge
expense that may come down the pipe soon.  At whatever
point it becomes clear to the Powers That Be that cryonics
can actually work, we will need to comply with all the same
regulations that the embryo-storage places have to comply
with now.

Heads-up -- we may become the victims of our own success.

Live long and prosper,
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
none but ourselves can free our minds.
           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

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