The Great Stem-Cell Divide
Stem cell research continues to be controversial across the United States. Many states have their own rules about what’s allowed.
While Congress and President George W. Bush debate federal funding policies for embryonic-stem-cell research, equally important - but less noticed - battles are being waged in the states. As this map shows, some states are funding the research (in a bid to become leaders in the new science), others merely allow the work and still others have made it a crime. Meanwhile, legislators in almost every state continue to consider bills to ban or support the politically sensitive research.
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