7/13/2005

Senators allied with the White House have drafted legislation that would allow federal funding for promising stem cell research if embryos are not destroyed in the process, intended to serve as an alternative to a popular bill that would allow use of unused embryos from fertility treatments. Supporters of the House-passed bill, including Senate Democrats, backed by scientists who testified at a hearing, said the compromise offer was not good enough and called for fewer restrictions on the research.

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