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Saturday, August 4, 2007

North Carolina Report on Stem Cell Research

The North Carolina House Appropriations Committee voted 45-35 to approve a bill (HB 1837) that would permit stem cell research using embryos created during in vitro fertilization treatments that otherwise would be destroyed, (Robertson, AP/Greensboro News & Record, 7/26). The committee on Wednesday voted to pass an amendment to the bill that removed $10 million in funding for the research.

The amended version would not allocate any funds to embryonic stem cell research, but it would require a state commission to establish guidelines for researchers who want to use state funds for research using embryonic stem cells. Rep. Earl Jones (D), sponsor of the measure, said that even without funding, the amended bill has value because the state could provide money for embryonic stem cell research in the future, or state residents could approve a bond measure to fund such research. Rep. Paul Stam (R) said he would continue to oppose the legislation because it involves research using embryos (Bonner, Raleigh News & Observer, 7/26).

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