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Stem Cell

The Brian Lehrer Show

Stem Cell Development; Four Freedoms Park; Science of Weed

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A group of scientists have successfully created embryonic stem cells from skin cells. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan of NYU explains the development and the questions it raises about human cloning. Plus, The Guardian’s Heidi Moore sorts through two “snooping” stories: Bloomberg’s and the AP’s; our May series on marijuana legalization continues with the science behind the drug and what it means for public policy; the details on the new tribute to FDR on Roosevelt Island; and one person’s life featured on the obit page in the Times today.

The Takeaway

Judge Blocks Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A federal judge on Monday blocked federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The decision overrides an executive order signed by President Obama over a year and a half ago, just six weeks after he took office, reversing the Bush administration’s strict policy on embryonic stem cell research.

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