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With ethics guidelines, political consensus emerging on stem-cell research

In the halls of Congress as well as the Wisconsin Legislature, it is becoming more difficult for the opponents of human embryonic stem cell research to persuade fellow lawmakers that such science is unethical. The fight over stem-cell research is far from over, but public opinion about its relative merits is beginning to carry more weight.

Following an emoti......

Full article >>> e purpose of research. But that's not what American researchers are doing.

Human embryonic stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells, tissues, bones and organs in our bodies. They evolve rapidly from conception, and scientists had trouble understanding how they worked until UW-Madison scientist James Thomson and his team found a way to isolate and "immortalize" stem cells in ......

Full article >>> involved in stem cell research should create an advisory board to oversee the work.

Those guidelines (which are essentially identical to what's already taking place at UW-Madison) are inspiring confidence among policymakers who fear that practices used in some nations might become the norm here.

It may also explain why recent polls have shown that two-thirds of Americans suppor......

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