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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research - Addressing the Facts and the Issues: Stem Cells - Some Basics for Review

This guide presents selected resources on background information about embryonic and adult stem cell research and related issues as well as perspectives from a variety of sources on the ethics this research.

Stem Cell Basics: A Primer from the National Academy of Sciences

This 26 page book can be accessed at Understanding Stem Cells where it can either be read online or downloaded (sign up required).
Table of Contents
What Is a Stem Cell?
Types of Stem Cells
Working with Stem Cells
Why Stem Cell Research Is Being Pursued
Ethics, Moral Values and Law

Background Information from University Websites

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What are stem cells?
How can they be used for medical benefit?

Normal Stem Cells


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