New Stem Cell Lines Approved for Tax-paid Research

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New Stem Cell Lines Approved for Tax-paid Research

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Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens more cell lines should be available soon, opening a new era for the potentially life-saving field.

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens more cell lines should be available soon, opening a new era for the potentially life-saving field.

President Barack Obama lifted eight years of restrictions on these master cells last spring. But $21 million-and-counting in new projects were on hold until the National Institutes of Health determined which of hundreds of existing stem cell lines were ethically appropriate to use.

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Institute and Campus, Economic Development and Policy, Cancer Research, Research
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embryonic stem cells, federal funding, IBB, Stem Cell, tax paid research
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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
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  • Created On: Dec 3, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm