Geneticist, ethicist make predictions on future of stem cell research

A pioneering geneticist says stem cell research will lead to therapies for many diseases within 15 to 25 years because it already has been shown to be "feasible and sensible." Martin Evans, a pioneer of embryonic stem cell research, spoke positively about the research during a visit to Australia; in Pennsylvania, bioethicist Arthur Caplan told a conference that researchers are "racing ahead" with cloning and stem cell research even though that area of study is raising many ethical questions. Caplan said the research will happen and the only question remaining is where it takes place.

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