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House may vote soon to relax stem-cell restrictions

A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would decrease, but not eliminate, federal restrictions on stem cell research handed down by President Bush in mid-2001.

H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, was submitted recently by Republican Representative Michael Castle of Delaware and a long list of co-signers. The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act by ......

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"This would allow for funding to happen for those new stem cell lines," said Miller, a professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs who teaches and researches science and technology policy. "It allows new stem cell lines to be created using federal month. That is important because, really, the federal government is the primary support......

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Lincoln Brunner is a WTN contributing editor and can be reached at lincoln@wistechnology.com.
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Source:wistechnology.com By Lincoln Brunner 03/28/05


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