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The Ethics of Stem Cells

Dartmouth ethics professor discusses promise and pitfalls of stem cell research

Stem cell research is an issue at the crossroads of medicine, politics, economics, and bioethics. Ronald M. Green, who is the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, a Professor of  Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School and the Faculty Director of the Dartmouth College Ethics Institute, studies the issue of genetic and biomedical ethics. He also serves as an ethical advisor to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Human Embryology Lab.

In this short video (click the image to play),  Professor Green talks about the some of the most pressing questions posed by stem cell research and the Bush administration's "disastrous" stem cell policy. He also makes predictions about the technology's potential and offers his prescription for workable and ethical policy guidelines.

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