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A Closer Look (Medical Minefield) #191847

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The controversy over medical research using stem cells introduced. [At hearings, National Catholic office for Disabilities Mary Jane OWEN, Project ALF Jennifer ESTESS - offer differing opinions on using stem cells in medical research.]

(New York: Deborah Amos) The medical potential for using stem cells to replace damaged cells in now untreatable diseases examined; examples cited; details given of the moral opposition to using stem cells acquired from aborted fetuses. [Johns Hopkins University John GERHARDT - cites the significance of stem cell capabilities.] [Do No Harm Coalition Dr. Frank YOUNG - opposes sacrificing a living individuals.] [Advanced Cell Technology Michael WEST - asks why science is a political football in this case.] [At today's Senate hearings, Senators Arlen SPECTER, Sam BROWNBACK - offer differing opinions on the stem cell experimentation.] [Boston University law and public health professor George ANNAS - questions the restrictions on public scientists.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the debate on noted.

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter

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