Stem Cell Debate in Nebraska

October 22, 2009

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is facing intense lobbying to limit stem cell research, now that the Obama administration has cleared the way for far more use of stem cells than was allowed by the Bush administration in federally backed studies. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Nebraska Right to Life, which endorsed five of the regents when they won their board seats, is urging them to limit research at the universities to studies that would have been permitted under the Bush policy. Scientists opposed that policy as far too restrictive.

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