UC Law Constitutional Quarterly


The debate surrounding stem cell research, particularly embryonic stem cell research, is one involving much acrimony, both at the research and practical stages. Such research holds the potential for abuse if not responsibly undertaken. This does not mean, however, that embryonic stem cell research should be prohibited subject to the whims of opponents in Congress. Rather, California has taken the proper step by endorsing embryonic stem cell research, while maintaining guidelines to oversee it.