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Values in Conflict: Public Attitudes on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Author(s): Kathy L. Hudson; Joan Scott; Ruth Faden

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)
Social conditions (Social values)

Keywords: Embryonic stem cells; Public policy; Public consultation; Embryos

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Our goal was to field a credible, unbiased, comprehensive survey to assess the awareness and approval or disapproval of human embryonic stem cell (ESC) research. We also aimed to identify values underlying these attitudes as well as the public's policy preferences for ESC research.