Stem Cell Science and the Future of Medicine

Two years ago, South Korean researcher Hwang Woo Suk published a scientific paper describing how he created the first human embryonic stem cells by cloning. Last month, his university found that all Dr. Hwang's research was faked. What does that mean for the field of stem cell research? This is a live broadcast from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Guests:

Lawrence Goldstein, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a professor of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla.

Sean Morrison, an investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Welcome to the program.

Laurie Zoloth, the director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, and a professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities and of Religion at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago

Leonard Zon, M.D. an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director of the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital, and the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School in Boston

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