Tuesday, May 24, 2005
The House of Representatives is set to vote on the Castle-DeGette bill permitting funding for research on stem cells from embryos created at fertility clinics that would not otherwise be used. They will also vote on a separate bill, supported by many pro-life representatives, which encourages research on stem cells drawn from umbilical cord blood. Supporters are predicting passage of both bills.
The NewsHour ran a short piece last nice discussing the various political aspects of the stem cell research and the two bills. [bm]