Life in the Balance: Perspectives on Stem Cell Research

David Gollaher, president and CEO of California Healthcare Institute, discusses the tensions between stem cell research, ethics, and politics.

David Gollaher, president and CEO of California Healthcare Institute, discusses the tensions between stem cell research, ethics, and politics in America that are impeding the progress of developing promising cures.

During the disucssion, Gollaher said, "Every once in awhile in the history of science, there is what you might think of as a cross-over problem, which is something which has been important to scientific discovery and to the advance of science, crosses over into the realm of popular culture and politics. And this has happened just over the past several years with stem cells. Oddly enough, we find in elections going back to 2002, politicians talking about their policy or their attitudes with respect to stem cell science."

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