Stem Cell Presentation

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What’s the big deal anyway??? Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
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Contents I. Introduction II. Controversies III. The Dickey Amendment IV. President Bush’s Stem Cell Policy V. Initial Legislation and Opinions VI. A Shift in Support and More Legislative Attempts VII. Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 VIII. Looking Forward
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I. Pluripotent Stem Cells
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What are stem cells? First isolation in 1998 Vital to “development, growth, maintenance, and repair of our brains, bones, muscles, nerves, blood, skin, and other organs” Potential for cures for debilitating and even fatal diseases Come from in-vitro fertilization (IVF) (fertilization done in a controlled environment outside of a living organism)
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II. Controversies Moral, ethical, scientific, medical, political, and legal issues. Rep. Mike Pence, R: “I believe that life begins at conception and that a human embryo is human life.” Sen. Gordon H. Smith, R: “Life begins with the
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