A Matter of Life

Silverman, Rogena Schuyler
December 2006
Rehab Management: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitatio;Dec2006, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The article comments on issues related to stem cell research. The author mentions that legislators, religious leaders and scientists have debated over the moral implications of funding studies that usually use stem cells derived from human embryos and adult bone marrow. She also states that with the outcome of the recent election in the U.S., it is possible that stem cell advocates will gain the momentum needed to pursue government-sanctioned research.


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