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Independent Lens Episode: "Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita"

Season 9, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: "Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita" follows the efforts of Dr. Jack Kessler as he researches methods to repair injured spinal cords using embryonic stem cells, a crusade he began after his daughter, Allison, was injured in a skiing accident and paralyzed from the waist down. Director Maria Finitzo's film also examines the ethical and political issues concerning embryonic stem-cell research.
Original Air Date: Jan 15, 2008

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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