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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.

Fall 2005
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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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