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Some states balk at stem cell research

Some states balk at stem cell research

THE ISSUE: In some conservative states, efforts are under way to restrict embryonic stem cell research even as President Barack Obama loosens federal limits on funding.
THE STRATEGY: Opponents of embryonic stem cell research are pushing legislation that would define embryos as people, a tactic also used by anti-abortion activists.
THE CHALLENGE: Legal experts say legislators are entering uncharted territory when they place restrictions of the use of fertilized embryos. Courts haven't answered several key questions surrounding the right to procreate and whether scientific inquiry is constitutionally protected.


Updated : 2020-12-04 17:06 GMT+08:00