Medical News Today reports on efforts to allocate significant state funding for embryonic stem cell research in Pennsylvania. "The lawmakers are also proposing that Pennsylvania join with New Jersey and Delaware to create an interstate compact and establish a joint stem cell research center." The proposed plan appears to follow the Illinois model of a narrow tax to raise revenue for a bond issuance. "Just this week researchers in Wisconsin announced a breakthrough where stem cells taken from human embryos became motor neurons -- an experiment that might one day help scientists repair damaged nervous systems. That is the kind of research we need to support in Pennsylvania."