Friday, August 27, 2004

This Wasn't Terrorism?

I feel so much safer, knowing that this was not terrorism.  The FBI is doing a great job...

FBI Helps Probe of Blast at U.S. Stem-Cell Lab

BOSTON (Reuters) Aug 27 - FBI agents are helping investigate an explosion at a Boston-area laboratory specializing in stem-cell research, and a newspaper said on Friday the blast was caused by a pipe bomb.

Gail Marcinkiewicz, an FBI spokeswoman in Boston, said on Friday it was among law enforcement agencies that responded to the early Thursday morning explosion at Amaranth Bio. She declined further comment on the blast, in which no one was injured.

The Boston Herald reported that a pipe bomb caused the explosion, although a source close to the investigation told the newspaper that authorities do not suspect terrorism.

Watertown, Massachusetts-based Amaranth Bio says on its Web site that its technology is focused on organ regeneration, and that it is working on cures for diabetes and liver disorders.

No officials from the company or Watertown police were immediately available for comment.

Stem-cell research has become the subject of nationwide debate ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. President George W. Bush has banned federal funding for research on new embryonic stem-cell lines but Democratic candidate John Kerry has said he would rescind the ban.

...of denying the obvious, because of a political agenda.