The ongoing stem cell research and cloning debates in Kansas highlight a new frontier in the stem cell debate: attempts to define scientific terms for political advantage. Read more here.
Sam Berger and Jonathan Moreno explain why altering scientific definitions for political ends is bad for both sides of the stem cell debate.
Embryonic stem cell opponents are scaring off a billion dollar industry with the message that Missouri isn’t hospitable to biomedical research.
While The National Review may believe that science does not justify stem cell research, they should argue that rather than attempt to downplay the research.
New white paper distorts potential of amniotic-fluid stem cells and obscures the deleterious effects of President Bush’s stem cell policy.
The discovery of new sources of stem cells is great news. But it's not a reason to neglect the funding of embryonic stem cell research.
The third attempt to overturn a stem cell initiative in Missouri could be the most damaging to both science and the state.
The 2006 midterm election shows that the new values voters support the promise of scientific research.
Enacting legislation that will remove the August 9, 2001 restriction on embryonic stem cells available for federal funding will be at the top of the new Congress’ agenda for next year. Increasing the cell lines eligible for federal research funding is part of the new Congress’ “Six for 06” platform for the first 100 days [...]
Neuroscience has almost surely grown faster than any other interdisciplinary area over the past decade. The Society for Neuroscience is host to one of the biggest science meetings in the world, drawing about 40,000 attendees from disciplines including neurology, psychology, computer science, radiology, and psychiatry, as well as my own field of bioethics. My fascination [...]
Limbaugh’s outburst was the symptom of a larger disease of attacking advocates and scientists rather than debating the issues.
Policies make international collaboration more difficult and cause a large amount of worldwide funding to be used on less useful lines.
It's time to stop worrying about appeasing opponents of stem cell research and start focusing on research into life-saving cures.
Obtaining stem cells from a single cell without damaging the embryo could remove primary ethical concerns from the table.
Jonathan D. Moreno is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where he edits the magazine, Science Progress. He is one of 13 Penn Integrates Knowledge university professors at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also professor of medical ethics and health policy, of history and sociology of science, and of philosophy. In 2008-09 he served [...]