Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr Jessica Vitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.
Stem cell research promises to provide new therapies, preventive measures and even cures for some major human diseases and disorders. But some policymakers, like many Americans, have deep misgivings about the use of human embryonic tissue for this purpose. A panel talks about the therapeutic potential of stem cells, the ethical issues raised by the work, and federal funding for the research.
- Dr. David Prentice of Do No Harm: Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics
- Dr. Robert Goldstein chief scientific officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
- Rick Weiss science reporter for "The Washington Post"
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