Resources: Summit Lecture Series
November 19, 2009
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Well versed in the field, Dr. Michael Buratovich of Spring Arbor University addresses the ethics and problems surrounding embryonic stem cell research. After outlining the more technical aspects of embryonic and fetal development, Dr. Buratovich then explains the different types of embryonic stem cells and how they can be used. This leads him into eight major problems that are associated with this field of therapeutic medicine, which he follows with scientists’ responses (or lack thereof) to these problems. Finally he points to the uses of adult/somatic stem cells and their track record, concluding that science needs to focus on what has already been proven to work.