What is stem cell research and how can stem cells be used in medicine? A patient suffering from a degenerative brain disorder talks about her condition, and it's explained that scientists believe she could be cured by replacing damaged cells with stem cells. There is a detailed explanation of stem cell research and how it could help many individuals. The final section discusses some of the ethical issues surrounding stem cell research.

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18 November 2008

This could be used as an introduction to stem cell research. After watching, students could be asked to explain what stem cells are, where they come from and why they can be used in medicine. Following this, a discussion about the ethical issues arising from stem cell research could occur