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The rapid and groundbreaking progress that is being made in the field of biotechnology is introducing a great number of important and pressing ethical and policy issues that directly pertain to the fields of stem cell research, stem cell therapy, translational research in those fields, as well as the overall science of clinical research and therapies. There will always be controversy regarding the moral status of the embryo in human embryonic stem cell research; however, the discovery of other multipotent stem cell types and alternative methods of isolating and creating highly multipotent stem cells have brought to the forefront many additional questions and concerns. The use of induced pluripotent stem cells is an area that shows great promise in the field of stem cell ...

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