Bush Makes Decision on Embryonic Stem Cells

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After much deliberation and prayer, President Bush made his decision on federal funding of stem cell research. Lobbied by religious groups that find the practice morally unacceptable and by researchers who claim the medical benefits make it worth destroying what they call "pre-embryos," Bush ultimately approved federal funding under limited circumstances. We explore the promise, perils and politics of stem cell research, and get the reaction to the President's compromise from doctors, scientists, politicians and experts on ethics.
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