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Missouri's stem cell debate (Part 2)


By Maria Hickey, KWMU


St. Louis, MO – In November, Missouri voters will likely get a chance to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment - to protect all stem cell research in the state to the level allowed by federal law.

That includes embryonic stem cell research. Supporters of the Stem Cell Initiative say such research holds huge promise for curing a variety of diseases.

But opponents say ethical concerns outweigh the potential benefits and overshadow other forms of stem cell research.

KWMU's Maria Hickey reports in the second of a two-part series on the Stem Cell Initiative.


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