(From the Boston Globe). As noted at Fight Aging!, the battle over embryonic stem cell research legislation in Massachusetts is accumulating a fair amount of spilled ink. "[A bill] will pass both houses of the Legislature by the end of March, Democratic leaders predicted yesterday, but they remained unsure whether they can override an anticipated veto by Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican. ... The bill the House and Senate are expected to pass does not include state money for stem cell research. Though stem cell research is taking place in Massachusetts, Travaglini and business leaders want to pass a law expressly permitting such work ... The lawmakers and business leaders say they want to encourage the growth of the industry here and continue to compete with California."