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Five Myths about Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Debates about research on human embryonic stem cells are often portrayed as opposing two irreconcilable camps. On the one side are placed scientists, who see this research as offering new hope for people with incurable degenerative diseases; on the other side are placed religious groups, who oppose all research on human embryos to which they assign an equivalent status to adult humans. However, research conducted at Innogen on the views of a range of specialists involved with stem cell research has challenged this dichotomy. In particular, it has demonstrated that the issues raised by human embryonic stem cell research are much more diverse and complex.