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Midmorning: Stem cell research and polling

Posted at 7:02 AM on February 27, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Stem cell research proponents convinced some states to fund research, but the controversy continues over whether uses embryonic stem cells crosses an ethical line. At 9 a.m., experts on both sides debate where stem cell research is headed. Kerri Miller's guests are: Nigel Cameron, president of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future at the Chicago-Kent School of Law; and Meri Firpo, assistant professor in medicine/endocrinology, embryonic stem cell researcher at the University of Minnesota.

At 10 a.m., Kerri's topic is polling. Recent Gallup polls about personal identity are examining whether age, race, and other factors will influence voter's opinion of presidential candidates.
Kerri's guests are: Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll; Mark Blumenthal, who has been in the political polling business for more than 19 years and is known as "the Mystery Pollster" and writes political analysis for his blog; and Jonathan Martin, a staff writer for Jonathan writes a blog called Smith&Martin for