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Setzler Named House Science Chair

He represents Acworth and Kennesaw.

State Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) was recently named chair of the House Science and Technology Committee.

The committee "is responsible for legislation that promotes the appropriate and safe development and use of science and technological advances in the state," according to the committee's website.

The assignment worries some in the biotech industry, according to a story in Wednesday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

They fear that Setzler, who has led efforts to ban research on embryonic stem cells and sponsored a bill that makes it illegal to implant people with microchips against their will, could impede advances in the industry, according to the AJC.

What are your thoughts about Setzler's new leadership role? Tell us in the comments box below.

Del Simmons January 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM
I know Ed pretty well. He is not anti-science at all. Look at the two examples people are using to express concern. Embryonic Stem Cells are no longer at the forefront of stem cell research. And who wants to allow humans to be micro-chipped against their will? Congrats to Ed! I'm sure he'll do a fine job!
Kim Wigington January 24, 2013 at 04:35 PM
The biotech industry's ability to advance will be impeded if we can't implant people with microchips against their will?
Anne January 24, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Agreed! I'm not a big fan of Setzler's but his is ridiculous! You are anti science if you don't agree with micro-chipping humans against their will? What is this? Nazi Germany?

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