Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Destructive impulse

Science | Why aren't cloning advocates happier about recent stem-cell breakthroughs?
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/03/05, 12:00 am

Professor Ian Wilmut of the University of Edinburgh envisions a world where sick people could draw new life from younger, healthier clones of themselves. Mr. Wilmut became famous for cloning Dolly the Sheep and is now one of the most prominent embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning researchers.

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Triple somersault

Congress | His recent flip-flop on stem-cell research is part of a practiced Bill Frist routine
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/27/05, 12:00 am

The days following Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's speech supporting embryonic stem-cell research unfolded like a messy, public breakup. Pro-lifers crumpled into their chairs like scorned lovers to pound out angry notes to all their friends in the blogosphere. They called him a flip-flopper and pointed out all the times Mr. Frist had done them wrong. They reminded one another that he supported abortionist David Satcher's nomination as surgeon general.

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Frist offense

Politics | Senate majority leader torments pro-lifers, tickles advocates for embryonic research with a stem-cell reversal, and tempts the president to his first-ever veto
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/13/05, 12:00 am

For the past several months, Majority Leader Bill Frist had the job of overseeing in the U.S. Senate six proposals to escalate embryonic stem-cell research. In the Bush administration's eyes, Mr. Frist's job was simple: Stop all six and spare the president from having to veto a bill for the first time in his four-and-a-half years in office.

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