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Cloning Stem Cell Research

U.S. Losing Edge in Stem Cell Research

14 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Feb 18, 2004, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A momentous milestone _ a team of South Korean researchers has announced its successful harvesting of stem cells from a cloned human embryo _ is a feat U.S. researchers have been striving to achieve since at least 2001. The script, many U.S. scientists say, was essentially written by the Bush administration when it decided to restrict federal funding for research in the politically charged field.

A momentous milestone _ a team of South Korean researchers has announced its successful harvesting of stem cells from a cloned human embryo _ is a feat U.S. researchers have been striving to achieve since at least 2001. The script, many U.S. scientists say, was essentially written by the Bush administration when it decided to restrict federal funding for research in the politically charged field. U.S. researchers say the therapeutic cloning accomplished by the South Koreans _ creating embryos not to make babies but to treat disease and prolong lives _ mirrors research brought to a virtual standstill in this country by domestic politics.

Source: http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=108%26sid=169796



[Editor: The preceding article was not written by A4M/WHN]

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