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Stem Cells

With the emergence of stem cell research, a contentious and strong debate began in the 1990s and 2000s. The IU Center for Bioethics at Indian University School of Medicine published two reports in the early 2000s about both embryonic stem cell research and adult stem cell research.

The most debated topic in stem cell research has been the use of embryonic stem cells. With the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in the United States, much of the debate has seemingly quieted in the public dialogue and in the media. The progress of induced pluripotent stem cell research has also lessened the debate around embryonic stem cell research.

This page provides resources pertaining to the modern debate of stem cell research and offers historical documentation of the debate for stem cell research


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