Letters: Aug. 28, 2006

Stem Cells: The Hope and the Hype

Our cover story addressed the complicated reality behind the optimistic predictions and heated ethical and political arguments about stem cells. Doctors, patients and concerned citizens weighed in on issues of medical progress, morality and the President's veto of the human embryonic-stem-cell bill

Nancy Gibbs is to be commended for articulating the science of stem cells in layman's terms [Aug. 7] so that the public can make an informed decision regarding it. Science and technology have a long way to go with regard to this research, but imposing limits could impede a medical breakthrough. As...

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