(From HealthScout News, scroll down to look at the last article on this page). Most notable quote: "U.S. scientists say the country is quickly falling behind other, less restrictive nations in this vital area of research." In short, government legislation has been damaging stem cell research since it was adopted in 2001. The legislation was originally -- somewhat dishonestly -- touted as a compromise, but in practice is little better than a complete ban on federal funding. Other funds have been scared away by this legislation and the threat of worse to come. It is crucial that we find ways to ensure that this vital research continues: our future health and longevity is being poured down the drain by those who are supposedly our representatives in government.