News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Britain's Parliament Backs Stem-Cell Research

In the second of three reports, NPR's Joe Palca examines why Britain is eagerly pursuing embryonic stem-cell research, while the United States hesitates. Parliament has consistently supported Prime Minister Tony Blair's position that stem-cell research holds the key to cures for various diseases. There are far fewer religious and moralistic impediments in Britain, compared to the United States, where the Bush administration has reluctantly agreed to allow limited, privately-funded research to go forward.

Copyright 2002 NPR

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.