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Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on the possibility that scientists will be allowed to use stem cells from discarded human embryos in federally-funded medical research. Congress currently forbids their use in federally-funded studies. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission is recommending the use of the stem cells if they are derived from embryos left over from infertility treatments.

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