Stem Cell Research

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, stock shares of stem cell companies have surged since word of Barack Obama's plans to reverse President Bush's 2001 orders restricting research. Experts have long hoped stem cells can solve a number of medical problems, but ethical issues have clouded the issue. A minority of Americans say the process is immoral because it destroys human embryos. Some in the industry argue the Bush policy has set back researchers nearly a decade.

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