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Stem cell debate in Washington grows hotter as summer recess nears

Madison, Wis. - Before Congress takes its traditional August break, the Senate may help decide the future of federal support for human embryonic stem cell research. Let's hope a scientifically sound and ethical resolution is reached - and that states such as Wisconsin follow the lead.

Just as Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature are divided over s......

Full article >>> r scientists in Wisconsin and elsewhere to be optimistic on several fronts. First, the study of stem cells is unlocking secrets about how the human body works. Second, stem cell research may lead to more accurate and dependable diagnostics and targeted drugs. Finally, such research could eventually lead to treatments for heart disease, neural disorders, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, Parkinson's ......

Full article >>> nes designed to ensure ethical research. Along with pressure from patient-care advocacy groups, those guidelines - which are nearly identical to current practices at the UW-Madison - are turning some congressional heads.

Compromise is still not at hand, but Congress appears to be having a robust debate about ethics and the ever-growing frontiers of bioscience. Lawmakers in Wisconsin, who ......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 07/18/05


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