Federal Fight Over Stem Cell Research

Reuters reports on new legislative initiatives in the US: "Aiming to circumvent President Bush's limits on the use of stem cells from human embryos, members of Congress on Wednesday introduced bills to allow federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Supporters from both major parties joined the coordinated introduction in the House of Representatives and Senate, saying they have given up on persuading Bush to change his policy. ... Feinstein said she and other senators also planned to introduce a bipartisan bill to encourage so-called therapeutic cloning, or somatic cell nuclear transfer. This technique produces stem cells directly from a patient. Bush has said he plans to work to outlaw it completely."

Link: http://olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=7652383

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