New rules raise stakes in debate over embryo research

Spotts, Peter N.
August 2000
Christian Science Monitor;8/25/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 193, p2
Discusses the debate over whether the United States federal government should pay for research that destroys human embryos. How the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued guidelines for scientists who study unique embryonic cells; Therapeutic potential of the cells; Details on the NIH rules regarding embryonic stem cells; Moral and ethical concerns in the scientific research.


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