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False Promise

Senator Orrin Hatch and others have tried to use the occasion of Reagan’s death to promote government-funded stem cell research. What they won’t tell you is that stem-cell research isn’t likely to yield many benefits for Alzheimer’s patients, now or ever, according to the Washington Post.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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