In America most Christians are members of denominations (Catholic, Baptist, etc.) that oppose research into stem cells, on the grounds that only God can take a life once it's been conceived. But what do other religions think?
Here's a summary of what Hindus think: How India Reconciles Hindu Values and Biotech - New York Times
(basically, Hinduism thinks life begins at conception but it's okay to experiment because it's not possible for science to manipulate what is fundamentally a spiritual existence).
I wonder what other religions think? Islam? Shinto? Buddhism?