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WHAT WILL IT DO?

Authorize California to issue $5.5 billion in bonds to continue funding stem cell and other medical research. Of those funds, $1.5 billion would be dedicated to fund research and therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system diseases. The total cost over the life of the bonds, including principal and interest, amounts to $7.8 billion.

HISTORY:

Stem cells are a type of cell that can develop into many other types of cell. Stem cells can also renew themselves by dividing, even after they have been inactive for a long time.
Stem cell research is helping scientists to understand how an organism develops from a single cell, and how healthy cells come to replace defective cells in people and animals.
This research is controversial and does hold some ethical concerns particularly around the collection and testing of embryonic stem cells.

ARGUMENTS FOR:

Stem Cell research has huge potential to revolutionize treatment and restore health and quality of life those suffering from chronic disease and injury. Furthering stem cell research and supporting the continuation of human trials and testing will put Californians in the best position to overcome numerous medical complications, and ultimately serve to improve the life and reduce the suffering of everyone.

ARGUMENTS AGAINST:

While stem cell research is valuable, there little oversight and regulation on spending. To date there have been several under-regulated commercial stem cell clinics offering ‘treatments’ that have caused tumors and blindness, no significant treatments have yet been realized. California is facing a large budget deficit and this spend could be better used by investing in healthcare, housing, jobs, education, and other pressing needs.
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