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Re: Stem-Cell Polling

As you know, Yuval, it is also highly misleading for a poll question to suggest that embryonic stem-cell research might lead to breakthrough cures for Alzheimer’s. Scientists were calling that idea a “fairy tale” even before the NBC/Journal poll was taken. (I talk about the impact of bogus polls and worse reporting on stem cells in The Party of Death, should you want to know more.)

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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