Special Report

The Stem Cell Debates

Lessons for Science and Politics

Since its founding, The New Atlantis has paid close attention to the ethical and political controversies arising from biotechnology  —  including especially the heated debates over stem cell research. We are pleased to devote the entirety of this issue to a major report on the stem cell debates, a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the scientific facts and the moral, political, and legal stakes. This is the inaugural report of an important new body, the Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science.

Mara Pollins Costello, If the Heart has no Bones