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Margaret Wertheim on stem cell research

Margaret Wertheim examines the science, ethics and economics of stem-cell therapy.

Rarely has any medical technology generated so much hope as stem-cell therapy, hailed as the key to curing illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's disease. At the same time, few technologies have inspired so much opposition, since stem cells are found naturally only in early embryos.

Margaret is an acclaimed international science writer and commentator.

This Redmond Barry Lecture was held on 9 July 2002.