Hidden toll of embryo ethics war

Ledford, Heidi
March 2011
Nature;3/17/2011, Vol. 471 Issue 7338, p279
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the stem-cell injunction proposed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the U.S. It discusses the legal efforts of researchers to block the federal funding for research on human embryonic stem (ES) cells, noting that it destroys the embryos. It explores the potential of adult cells to be a possible source of stem cells for therapies in a variety of diseases.


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