Stem Cell Decision/Human Cloning


Joe Palca
* Senior Science Correspondent
* National Public Radio
Washington, DC

Carl Feldbaum
* President
* Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Washington, DC

Thomas Murray
* Member, National Bioethics Advisory Commission
* President, The Hastings Center
Garrison, New York

Donald Kennedy
* Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
* President Emeritus and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford University
* Editor-in-Chief, Science
Washington, DC

After months of debate, President Bush has made his decision on federal funding for certain types of stem cell research. He's trying to balance the powerful moral and ethical concerns of some, with what others say is crucial research that could mean new cures. But how will his decision affect science, medicine and you? And what do you think about it? In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at the President's decision and what it means. Plus, the debate over human cloning. Are we ready for human clones?

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