Stem Cell Policy

Stem Cell Policy

Stem cell research promises to provide new therapies, preventive measures and even cures for some major human diseases and disorders. But some policymakers, like many Americans, have deep misgivings about the use of human embryonic tissue...

Stem cell research promises to provide new therapies, preventive measures and even cures for some major human diseases and disorders. But some policymakers, like many Americans, have deep misgivings about the use of human embryonic tissue for this purpose. A panel talks about the therapeutic potential of stem cells, the ethical issues raised by the work, and federal funding for the research.

Guests

Dr. Robert Goldstein

chief scientific officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

Dr. David Prentice

of Do No Harm: Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics

Rick Weiss

science reporter for "The Washington Post"

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