Umbilical cord blood: stem cells for the future?
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.
Broadcast Date: Oct. 15, 1998
Guest(s): John Akabutu, Christine Fulford, Bobbi-Lynne McLachlen, Peggy Wareham
Reporter: Dian Duthie
Last updated: October 1, 2013
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