Americans Say Yes to Stem Cell Research

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University of Nevada, Reno, researchers reported in Nature Biotechnology this past summer on their survey of >2,000 Americans about stem cells and other controversial research topics. Supporters of using embryonic stem cells in disease research outnumbered opponents five to one. Most respondents (>66%) also approved of induced pluripotent stem cell treatments. But opponents of stem-cell–based cosmetic treatments outnumbered supporters by almost two to one.