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Stem Cell Research and Your Dog
Stem cell research often conjures images of political firestorms and futuristic science, yet it's a field that's already offering hope for humans and dogs alike. While the ideal of fixing spinal injuries and curing disease may be a long way off, dogs treated with stem cells are enjoying a new lease on life.

Zachary M. Duclos: Embryonic stem cells oversold
"The stem cell debate is over," Dr. Mehmet Oz said on an "Oprah" show in March, speaking to Oprah Winfrey and Michael J. Fox. He told Fox, who has Parkinson's disease, that the clear winner is the adult stem cell technique called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSC. iPSCs have properties similar to embryonic stem cells and have been responsible for successful advancements in research on such diseases as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, blindness and Fanconi anemia.

Obama's change on stem cell research goes only halfway
President Obama often tries to defuse divisive debates by talking of "false choices." A false choice implies that by restating the argument, both sides can get what they want.

Athens firm reaches deal to sell stem cells
Athens-based ArunA Biomedical company has signed a contract with an Edina, Minn., company to market and sell neural stem cells made by the Athens company.

Mike Morris: Stem-cell bill deserves support
The recent editorials regarding state Senate Bill 169, which would limit embryonic stem cell research in Georgia, have been ingenious in their ability to apply hysterical emotionalism and avoid facing the real issues (Editorials, "Legislator's embryos bill overreaches," March 1; "Embryo bill should be stopped in Senate," March 5; "Legislature shouldn't rush through embryo bill," March 11).

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