Amid all the hype about embryonic stem cells, cord blood (which is rich in stem cells but does not carry the ethical baggage that attends the destruction of developing human life) has been relatively unnoticed. That may be about to change. The “Cord Blood Stem Cell Act,” sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, may soon come to the House floor. According to the Family Research Council, the bill would provide federal funding to increase the national inventory of cord blood stem cells and enable physicians to have access to a centralized network to obtain these cells. The law would also spread the word about the need to preserve cord blood stem cells. What’s not to like?