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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1673
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1673

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As researchers continue to explore the potential uses of stem cells obtained from a variety of sources (see main text), governments around the world are grappling with whether to allow research on stem cells derived from human embryos. Governments are cautious yet increasingly open to the new research, which may eventually yield treatments for a variety of diseases from Parkinson's to diabetes.