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New Bill Cuts Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Members of the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation aimed at stopping federally-funded research at the National Institutes of Health that use embryonic stem cells.

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Liberal Lawmakers Seek to Codify Taxpayer Funded Embryonic Research Before Midterms

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist With the prospects of a pro-life majority in the U.S. House and possibly the Senate appearing increasingly likely this fall, liberal lawmakers plan to push through legislation that will make taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell (ESC) research legal.

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Judge Stings Obama Administration by Halting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In what some are calling a "stinging rebuke" of the Obama Administration, a federal court judge rule yesterday that the president's executive order allowing embryos to be used in stem cell research violated an existing law prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds in research that involves the destruction of human embryos.

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Renewed Amendment Spares Human Embryos

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer President Barack Obama may have lifted the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but the U.S. appropriations bill he signed two days later contained an amendment that prohibits  “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than that allowed for research on fetuses.”

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