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The Next Horizon in Stem-Cell Research

Last week, researchers announced a significant advance in stem cell science — they changed skin cells into cells that seem to behave like embryonic stem cells. The work has the potential to sidestep many of the ethical concerns surrounding previous embryonic stem cell research.

Guests:

Kathy Hudson, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at The Johns Hopkins University

John Kessler, MD, professor of neurology, and director of Northwestern University's Stem Cell Institute, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

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