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A brief timeline of the stem cell debate

The first embryonic stem cells were isolated in mice in 1981. But it wasn't until 1998 that researchers managed to derive stem cells from human embryos. That kicked into full gear an ethical debate that continues to this day. Here's a look at key moments in the controversy so far:

November 1995: Researchers at the 'New Jersey to Fund State Research on Stem Cells')

Nov. 2, 2004: California vo......

Full article >>> order. The institute will be funded through a line item in the state budget that gives the Public Health Department $10 million to fund research.

July 29, 2005: In defiance of President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) announces his support of legislation to ease federal funding restrictions for stem-cell research.

Sept. 19, 2005: Scientists in Califor......

Full article >>> d in the journal Science, claiming an embryonic stem-cell line was made from a cloned human embryo, was discredited. Getty Images
Dec. 15, 2005: Hwang admits that there are serious errors in his 2005 paper in Science and asks the journal to retract it. The admission comes three weeks after Hwang apologized for ethical lapses and stepped down as head of the stem-cel......

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