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Keywords

Embryonic stem cells, ethics, Altered Nuclear Transfer

Abstract

Medical researchers have promised that embryonic stem cells (ES cells) hold the secret to discovering cures for Parkinson’s disease, neurological damage, and other unsolved medical problems, yet President George W. Bush blocked government funding for embryo destructive research, claiming that such research is unethical. Many people hold that human embryos are living human persons, so they gladly accepted a decision they believe protects the lives of the unborn. President Obama overturned the former president’s decision and granted National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to ES cell research, supporting those who see this as a cure for many debilitating diseases. This ongoing political argument reveals the deep controversy over ES cell research, and the debate seems to have no end in site.

DOI

10.15385/jce.2010.10.1.2

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