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The Stem Cell Divide
JULY 2005
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Age-old Debate
Photograph by Max Aguilera-Hellweg, M.D.

An aborted fetus (this specimen is from a Berlin museum) hints at the difficult moral issues being raised by embryonic stem cell research. Some see the destruction of embryos required to develop experimental stem cell therapies as no different from induced abortion—and want the research stopped. Some governments agree—and have banned federal funding for the work. But supporters of embryonic stem cell research point out that thousands of embryos left over from in vitro fertilization procedures are slated for disposal anyway, and if the resulting therapies ultimately save lives, it would be unethical not to use them.


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Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Ebony SV45
Lighting Techniques: Kodak Ektachrome 100 Plus Readyload
Lens: Schneider Macro-Symmar HM 120mm, f/5.6
Speed and F-Stop: 
1/60 @ f/22
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: One Profoto head on an Acute2R 1200Pak with Profoto Hardbox with barndoors

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