decided in the summer of 2001 that federal funding could be used
only on human stem cell lines already established. That is, only
stem cells that researchers had already discovered could be used.
Federal money would not support projects seeking to create more
stem cell lines through cloning. Some researchers object to this
decision, saying it limits the scope of research that can be done.
Many citizens affected by diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimers,
and cancer also object to the decision, saying it severely limits
possibilities for treatments or cures. Do you agree? Should some
types of cloning be allowed? Where should the line be drawn? Should
the Federal government make the decision?