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Science Friday: Stem Cells

Stem cells hold the promise of curing many of our most dreaded illness--from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's--and might one day make organ transplants a thing of the past. But the research has been slow as ethical minefields are navigated and political battles cloud its direction.

In this hour we'll take a look at the state of stem cell research in the U-S. Can adult stem cells one day eliminate the need for embryonic cells? What are the ethical consideration in using cells from an embryo?

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November 7, 2003 in stem cell | Permalink