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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Stem Cell Policy Under Review

According to the Washington Post and the New York Times, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Elias A. Zerhouni as well as other top NIH scientists have signaled that a change in stem cell research policy, a change that would permit federal funding for the use of some of the embryos currently slated for destruction at fertility clinics,  would "benefit science."  As both articles note, although scientists and some congressional Republicans, appear to be in agreement concerning the need for more stem cells, it is unclear whether the President will approve any change in policy.  [bm]

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