Special Report

The Stem-Cell Question

As we move ever closer toward realizing the medical potential of stem-cell research, there will continue to be moral and ethical conflicts in both the scientific and the political fraternity. Sometimes it is the smallest steps along the path that require our closest attention.

Cells of Mice and Men

Dan Cloer

Stem-cell research using mouse cells is increasing our knowledge of human growth and development.

Tales From the Crypt

Dan Cloer

At the recent Stem Cells World Congress a slate of international presenters outlined both current applications and future hopes of stem cell research.

Small Concerns

Small Concerns

Dan Cloer

The potential usefulness of embryonic stem cells in molecular medicine is huge, as are the ethical issues surrounding these tiny biological entities.

The Dawning of Cell-Based Medicine

The Dawning of Cell-Based Medicine

Dan Cloer

In the next few decades scientists say we will see an explosion of new discoveries from the medical community that will present difficult ethical challenges.