A stem-cell go-ahead

Couzin, Jennifer
February 1999
U.S. News & World Report;02/01/99, Vol. 126 Issue 4, p53
Reports that the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved funding for research using human embryonic stem cells. Promise of what can be accomplished through such research; Legal questions about the research; Work of NIH director Harold Varmus; Ruling that stem cells are legal to use because they do not yield a placenta; Development of stem cells; Most ethicists not objecting to the research; Planned oversight committees.


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