Stem cell research: the promise and the protest
Stem cell research brings with it both promise and protest. The promise is that it may help treat diseases such as diabetes, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, but opponents of stem cell research protest its use of human embryonic cells. In 1963, Canadian scientists James Till and Ernest McCulloch identified and named stem cells, and through the decades Canadians have continued to be at the forefront of both scientific research and the ethical debate over stem cells.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 5, 2001
Guest(s): Françoise Baylis , Marc Bergeron, Roger Gosden, Michael Rudnicki, Suzanne Scorsone
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Leslie MacKinnon
Last updated: February 16, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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