Stem Cell Bill Author, NIH Chief Debate at Hearing

Young, Donna
September 2010
BioWorld Today;9/20/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 181, p2
The article reports on the ongoing court battle over the U.S. funding policy for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, the co-author of the law on which a federal district judge based his preliminary injunction, argued at the hearing that taxpayer money should only be used on proven research like adult stem cells. He contended that if hESC research is to be pursued by U.S. researchers, it should be paid for with nontaxpayer funds.


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