Stem Cells Poll

  • By Susan K. Lewis
  • Posted 07.01.08
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Should scientists be allowed to pursue the first steps in the process of human cloning to create embryonic stem cells for biomedical research? In this poll, explore the in-depth arguments pro and con, decide for yourself, and see how others have voted.

Launch Interactive

Should we create human embryonic stem cells through cloning?



(nuclear transfer)
© CC Studio/Photo Researchers, Inc
(I.V. drip)
© Fotosearch
(lab mouse)
© Windfall Films, UK
(stem cell culture)
Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Bush press conference)
Courtesy White House
(red blood cells)
Courtesy of NIH/NIDDK
© Christian Anthony/
© Stéphane Bidouze/
(Dolly the sheep)
© Roslin Institute
(pregnant woman)
Courtesy Dr. Ann Kiessling
(cancer patient)
© Bill Branson/National Cancer Institute

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