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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Stem cell debate about to explode

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday reversing the Bush administration's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The debate has, if anything, gotten only hotter over time, and this will only likely throw gas on that fire.

Michigan voters also recently repealed a state-wide ban on stem cell research. Public opinion seems to be shifting in favor of research, but those who remain against it continue to strongly voice their opposition. Monday will start things on new course, with one side celebrating and the others planning counter-moves. What will happen next? States will not be able to vote on local regulations for nearly two years, and a lot can happen in that time. Will the research be able to make enough progress in that time to silence some of the critics? Will public opinion shift once again? Your guess is as good as mine, but I'm really curious to hear what people think on the matter.



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