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Religious Views on Stem Cell Research

Clip: Season 4 | 7m 22s

For many, the fundamental issue behind stem cell research is the moral status of tiny, one-week-old human embryos. Scientists think these cells can help them find cures for many severe illnesses, but harvesting those cells kills the embryos. Ethicists say the right and wrong of destroying even unwanted embryos in order to do promising medical research depends on what you think those embryos are.

Aired: 07/26/01

Rating: NR

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