On a related point (to the last post) I was pleased to see Gordon Brown's piece in the Observer describe stem cell research as "an inherently moral endeavour" - I couldn't agree more.
The Commons has just voted fairly convincingly to allow hybrid-embryo research. I'm now back in the office, and by coincidence watching a rather disturbing documentary on Channel 4 about Christian fundamentalists in Bristol and east London. The church in Bristol is in my constituency. They write to me a lot.