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Dr. William B. Hurlbut, a professor at Stanford, has been quietly pressing his idea to create embryonic stem cells without destroying a human embryo.
Dr. William B. Hurlbut, a professor at Stanford, has been quietly pressing his idea to create embryonic stem cells without destroying a human embryo. (Globe Photo / Clay McLachlan) Globe Photo / Clay McLachlan

New technique eyed in stem-cell debate

By Gareth Cook
Globe Staff / November 21, 2004

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With the nation deadlocked over the morality of using human embryos for research, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics is quietly promoting a proposal that might allow scientists to create the equivalent of embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos, offering a potential path out of the controversy. (Full article: 2555 words)

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