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When it comes to stem cells and stem cell research, there has been a virulent controversy for many years. The reason is sensible when you peel back the medical terminology, because some of the stem cell research involves using unborn human embryos.

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Should stem stells be regulated as drugs? The FDA will hold hearings this year to explore stem cell treatments it deems unproven.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner talks about why he sicced the FDA on Celltex and about academic rivalries in the world of bioethics.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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Regenerative Sciences, a medical company that pioneered a procedure to treat orthopedic injuries using patients’ own stem cells, is fighting the Food and Drug Administration tooth and nail over a claim that human cells should be federally regulated as drugs, in a landmark case that has far-reaching implications for the future of regenerative medicine.

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Stem cell fraudsters, a OTC drug mixup, and surprising results from an acupuncture study, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Several universities throughout California have received sizeable grants for extensive study of stem cells.

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