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Mad Money Mailbag: Stem Your Stem Cell Enthusiasm

Cramer isn't thrilled about this cash-burning group, but finds one he can smile at.

Editor's Note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every day at 6 p.m. EDT on CNBC.

What companies might be in a position to lead the way in stem-cell research?-- Craig from New York

James J. Cramer:

Stem-cell research is a dicey area to invest in. None of the companies have any real profits yet, and most are burning cash at a high rate. If I had to choose one, it would be


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. The company has more than 200 patents, and a decent balance sheet. I'd wait to buy it on a pullback, though, because it has had a nice run.

What is your take on Chesapeake (CHK) - Get Chesapeake Energy Corporation Report?-- Eric from Maine

James J. Cramer:

I believe Chesapeake is a good company. Management has been actively buying the stock in the open market, and that speaks strongly to me about the strength of the underlying fundamentals in the energy space.

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