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Ethics in Science: stem cells research: Overview

Resources to support the Year 8 research study into the ethics of using stem cells.

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What are stem cells?

How are embryonic stem cells harvested?

Scientific explanation

This animated video is from the Khan Academy. Watch the first five minutes to gain an understanding of the role of stem cells.

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Stem Cell Basics

Embryonic stem cells

Diagram

Encyclopedia Britannica

Ethics

(Picture credit: http://www.eurostemcell.org/stem-cell-factsheets​)