Some Calif. high schools to be first to teach stem cell curriculum

07/31/2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

A number of high schools in the San Francisco Bay area will be the first in the country to teach students a curriculum in stem cell science. The idea behind the curriculum -- developed by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for all levels of high-school students -- is to both interest students in pursuing careers in the field and to give others basic knowledge to help them evaluate stem cell-research policy, its creators say. "We are not there to force an idea or a belief on anybody. We're allowing students to have a discourse," one researcher said.

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