Stem Cell Research: At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics
An overview of the stem cell debate in America examines the science behind stem cell technology and looks at public opinion trends.
States Take Sides in Stem Cell Debate
A Stateline.org backgrounder covers various aspects of the stem cell debate, including an interactive feature illustrating the main techniques used in creating pluripotent cells, a summary of ethical questions raised by scientific advances and a description of the evolution of related state policies.
States Vie For Stem-Cell Scientists
As the pace of stem-cell research quickens, seven big states are financing the science in hopes of attracting the world’s best scientists.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Divides States
President Bush’s decision to again veto legislation allowing federal funding puts the issue squarely in states’ hands – and some states are already vying to lure scientists and investors.
The Culture War and the Coming Election
No hot-button issue currently dominates in the presidential campaigns, but court decisions and other events could change that quickly.