A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
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.
- Dr. David Prentice of Do No Harm: Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics
- Dr. Robert Goldstein chief scientific officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
- Rick Weiss science reporter for "The Washington Post"
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