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January 24, 2020

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Stem Cell Research
Last Featured: 5/9/2005

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Joining her son Ron, former First Lady Nancy Reagan added her voice to the celebrity supporters of stem cell research. While news reports talk of the former first family’s support, Michael Reagan reminds the public that he and his father, during his lifetime, were long-time foes of what Michael recently described as “the process of manufacturing human beings” for “junk science.” The family divide mirrors the larger public controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells, the government’s involvement and whether the practice will yield life-saving cures or misguided life-ending research.

Daniel Callahan is a cofounder and Director of the International Program at the Hastings Center. He has advised President George W. Bush on the stem cell debate. Callahan is also a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Medical School, directing its ethics track. He is an honorary faculty member at Charles University Medical School, the Czech Republic. Callahan is an elected member to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science; on the Director's Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control; and a former member of the Advisory Council, Office of Scientific Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He won the 1996 Freedom and Scientific Responsibility Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Michael Manganiello is Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, and longtime friend and aide to Reeve. Prior to joining the Foundation, Manganiello served as President of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR). He is currently a board member of the National Association for Biomedical Research and CAMR, and an Advisory Board member of the Executive Master of Public Affairs Forum for the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Last year, Manganiello served on the Advisory Council for Proposition 71, the California Bond Initiative to fund embryonic stem cell research.

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"We not only romanticize the future, we have also made it into a growth industry, a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time."

— Professor Eugene Kennedy

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