Monday, August 01, 2005

Stem Cell Round Up

With Senator Frist changing his position regarding federal funding for stem cell research, the support for a bill to ease restrictions on the research is looking likely to pass in the Congress. But the Bush Administration is expected to respond with a veto, something proponents of the bill apparently don't have the numbers to override. Here's one history of the debate so far (via NOVA).

posted by ryan griffis  # 6:41 PM

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Ron Elving at NPR explains Senator Frist's relationship with stem cell funding, and how this position isn't a new one for the conservative congressman, but it is a departure from his seeming support for the Administration's hard line against funding embryonic stem cell research.
 
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