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SCIENTISTS SHOULD BE UP IN ARMS against "science advocates" who undermine the reputation of science by engaging in deception, obfuscation, spin, and hype to win the political debate over embryonic stem-cell and human cloning research. The latest such low blow comes from the Houston-based Alliance for Medical Research, a non-profit educational organization with informal ties to the Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston, in its new video, "Regenerative Medicine: Pathway to Cures." The video, which claims to be "educational," is actually a 14-minute exercise in propaganda. It is a disgrace to the scientific community.

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