Should stem-cell research receive federal funding?

Specter, Arlen; Coburn, Tom
November 2005
New York Times Upfront;11/28/2005, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p28
This article discusses issues about a debate whether stem-cell research in the U.S. should receive federal funding. Advocates of the research cite the benefits of embryonic stem cells for the treatment of 100 million U.S. citizens who suffer from diseases such as cancer, heart disease and spinal-cord injuries. However opponents are more concerned about the unethical practice and false hope that the research offers to the public, citing that not a single treatment has been developed for embryonic stem cells.


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