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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research - Addressing the Facts and the Issues: Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Research

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.

Positions in Favor of Stem Cell Research - Embryonic and/or Adult

Overviews (Pros and Cons) of Ethical Issues

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The Ethics of Stem Cells

In this video produced by ConnectEd California, Professor Charis Thompson from UC Berkeley explains the ethics debate surrounding stem cell research and what issues future scientists will have to grapple with as the field progresses.

Positions Not in Favor of Stem Cell Research - Embryonic and/or Adult

Concerns About the Uses of Stem Cell Therapies

Normal Stem Cells


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