Category Archives: USA

The End

As mentioned in the introduction, our blog’s life span is limited. In fact, it has already come to an end. The EiT course is finished, and therefore also our blog. Through working with the blog we have learned a lot … Continue reading

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Comparing stem cell research in the US, Iran, South Africa, South Korea and Norway

In our project we wanted to explore how far certain countries have come in stem cell research. When comparing Iran, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and The United States of America we raised the question: How far has each country … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the US: research

The first stem cell was isolated in 1998 by a research group led by Dr. James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin. The same group also developed a technique for growing the cells. This happened only 13 years ago, which … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the US: religious views

The main reason for the US’s opposition to stem cell research is based on their culture. Immigration has been the major source of population growth since the 16th century, when Europeans immigrated to the US in search of a better … Continue reading

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President George W. Bush’s speech on stem cell research

On August 9 2001 President George W. Bush adressed the nation in a broadcast speech. As mentioned in a previous post, funds were permitted for cell lines that were existing at this date.  

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President Barack Obama’s speech on stem cell research

As mentioned in a previous post, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order. The purpose of the order was to remove limitations related to use of cell lines, and to expand NIH support for the exploration of human stem cell … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the United States of America: political history

Stem cell research, or rather research on embryos, has always been linked to the anti-abortion debate in the United States. In 1973 the Supreme Court legalized abortion, by saying that the abortion was private, and a decision made by the … Continue reading

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