Japan Allows Embryonic Stem Cell Work

A short piece from the Japan Times notes that the first stem cell research using locally produced embryos has been allowed to proceed. This will allow intellectual property rights to be assigned, which is very important for later funding and commercial development. Meanwhile, the latest advances seem to be stirring up attempts to ban all embryonic stem cell work in the US again. Given that a single vote in the Senate is all it would take, now would be a good time to contact your representatives and demand that they support this vital medical research.

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20040214b1.htm


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