What is the meaning of stem cell research?

Answer Stem cell research has become an international debate since it was initiated in 1981. The information group Religious Tolerance reports that the debate is fierce over what is classified as a human... Read More »

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What is bad about embryonic stem cell research?

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are undifferentiated cells harvested from blastocysts---the stage of development 4 to 5 days past fertilization. ESCs can become any type of tissue in the body; this is ... Read More »

In what year did stem cell research begin?

Mouse embryonic stem-cell research began in 1981, according to the National Institutes of Health. Only in 1998, however, did scientists first establish human embryonic-stem-cell lines, notes the Eu... Read More »

What social group is against stem cell research?

Anti-abortion groups and some religious groups, such as Catholics who followed Pope John Paul II and the United Methodist Church, oppose stem cell research. Their concern is that embryos are human ... Read More »

What is the name of a scientist supporting stem cell research?

Many scientists around the world support stem cell research. One prominent researcher is Dr. Douglas Melton, the co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. In 2007, Melton was named one of "Ti... Read More »