Stem cells a harbinger of dilemmas to come

Rubens, Jim
June 2005
New Hampshire Business Review;6/10/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p19
The article focuses on issues related to stem cell research in the U.S. Legislator Charlie Bass is being criticized by social conservatives for his leading role in the House vote to relax federal restrictions on stem cell research using new embryonic cell lines. But there is not a peep about the tens of thousands of human embryos discarded each year in the U.S. incident to in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures used by couples otherwise unable to conceive. IVF sacrifices about a dozen embryos for each pregnancy.


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