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Doyle urges Senate to loosen stem cell restrictions

Washington, D.C. - With the opening of a U.S. Senate debate on stem cell policy just hours away, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle again urged Senators to overturn President Bush's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

During a morning visit to the West Salem home of Samuel and Marcie ......

Full article >>> stem cell measures - the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act, and the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act - could come Tuesday.

Sixty votes are needed for filibuster-proof passage of each measure, and 67 votes are needed for proponents of the main bill to override a Presidential veto. President Bush has said he would veto any Congressional overturn of the ban he announc......

Full article >>> R. 810 in the Senate. Frist, a physician, now calls for modifying the President's policy after initially supporting limits federal funding for stem-cell research.

Last fall, Doyle vetoed a bill that would have banned both reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning. The latter, which involves the transfer of genomic DNA for cell transplantation therapies, is of interest to university res......

Full article >>> otential of human adult stem cells. The organization notes that human embryonic stem cells have produced no treatments for human conditions because it's hard to get them to form one specific tissue, they are uncontrollable, and they tend to form tumors.

Researchers at UW-Madison first isolated embryonic stem cells in primates in 1995, and joined researchers from Johns Hopkins in isolating......

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