Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Specter Pushes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Amid Court Battle

US senator seeks to safeguard stem cell funding; AFP

A US senator unveiled a bill Monday to safeguard government funding for human embryonic stem cell research amid a court battle that saw a judge order a halt to federal money for such work.

Democratic Senator Arlen Specter said his proposal would codify in law President Barack Obama's March 2009 executive order lifting restrictions predecessor George W. Bush had imposed on such research. ...

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