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New Stem Cell Lines Approved for Tax-paid Research

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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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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Created: 12/03/2009
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  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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