Cell of Cells: The Global Race to Capture and Control the Stem Cell

Guest: Cynthia Fox.

The race is on. All over the world the use of stem cell therapies is being put under extensive study—and a good deal of practice as well. Today on Focus, award winning science writer Cynthia Fox talks stem cell experimentation and her book Cell of Cells: The Global Race to Capture and Control the Stem Cell.

Stem Cell Wars: Inside Stories from the Frontlines

Guest: Eve Herold.

Many diseases involve the degeneration and death of cells in the body. Advocates in stem cell research claim that these cells could be replaced by healthy, functioning ones—but it would come at a controversial cost. This morning on Focus we'll talk the pros and cons of stem cell research with Eve Herold, author of Stem Cell Wars.

Bioethical Challenges in a Twenty-First Century World

Guest: Mark Siegler, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago.

The forebears of today's doctors could have only dreamed of the modern medical technology commonly in use today. But even as these tools have generated ethical challenges as fast as they simplify physical ones. When do we start and stop treatment? How do we decide whether we are doing more harm than good? Today on Focus, we're joined by Dr. Mark Siegler to discuss ethics in today's medicine.

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