What are stem cells?

Please see Basics for the answer to this question.

Do you support embryonic stem cell research?

In general, this organization is a proponent of all stem cell research, as long as proper ethical considerations are made. We support discussion between people with diverse opinions on the issues surrounding embryonic stem cell research.

Why are stem cells important?

Since stem cells, by definition, are capable of forming new tissue (and possibly organs), stem cell therapies may provide ways to cure any disease involving degeneration of human tissue.

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