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Medical News and Perspectives
May 5, 2004

Private Efforts Pick Up Stem Cell Slack

JAMA. 2004;291(17):2059-2060. doi:10.1001/jama.291.17.2059

Thirty months after President Bush banned federal funding for research on embryonic stem cells created after August 9, 2001, scientists and advocates are sidestepping the restrictions with millions of private and state dollars. At the same time, new research on adult stem cells—touted by embryonic cell opponents as a viable alternative for development of advanced tissue-replacement technologies—suggests they are less flexible than once imagined .

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