Tuesday, January 06, 2004

New Jersey allows stem cell use in research

New Jersey's governor signed a bill (S. 1909 [passed without amendment - now P.L.2003, c.203]) on Sunday that makes the Garden State the second in this country to legalize embryonic stem cell research, while making human reproductive cloning unlawful. (California's the other state: see Health & Safety Code § 125300 (stem cell research) and § 24185 (cloning).) It's a fine line, and one that bedeviled the President's Council on Bioethics in its 2002 report on cloning, but it's an important line for those who believe that stem cells are the most promising source out there of treatments for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including traumatic spinal cord injuries.
posted by tommayo, 7:42 AM

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