Reigniting the Stem Cell Debate

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

Ron Reagan’s Stem Cell speech at the Democratic National Convention may have ignited debate across the country as well as in East Lansing.

Judith Andre, Michigan State University Bio Ethics Professor, says she welcomes the debate but only if it is a “real debate,” and not one stressing any specific political or individual’s agenda.

She also says that it’s important that those at the convention listen to the complex stem cell debate in full length and not in clever slogans and “sound bites.“

Andre, however, doubts that can happen because of the nature of the convention -- a political platform infamous for “sound bites” and slogans.

Reagan’s father, President Ronald Reagan, died of complications linked to Alzheimer’s Disease. Stem cells could find the cause of that disease say experts.


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