Political Cells

Though neither Robert George nor Rev. Thomas Berg is a scientist (George is a law professor and Berg is a Catholic priest), their opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal outlines Six Stem Cell Facts in the pursuit of "intellectual honesty."

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