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SOUTH KOREA – Seoul lifts ban on stem cell research

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The South Korean bioethics committee has lifted a ban on human stem cell research. The decision will now allow for work on human embryonic stem cells to resume after being interrupted three years ago following the scandal involving Hwang Woo-suk, the false “pioneer of human cloning”. The veterinarian, a national hero at the time, fell from grace after the international scientific community and the University of Seoul uncovered that results from his research on embryonic stem cells were falsified in the laboratory to give the impression that his group was successful in cloning healthy cells
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University of Minnesota says stem cell research complaint isn’t valid

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The University of Minnesota is proceeding with embryonic stem cell research, despite an anti-abortion group’s claim that it is illegal under a new ban on the use of state tax dollars for human cloning.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life called on the university Tuesday to “cease its pursuit of human cloning and to end its violation of state law through its ongoing destruction of human embryos.” The organization cited the new cloning ban, along with legislative testimony from a U executive that the ban would stifle “ongoing” research if passed.

University spokeswoman Mary Koppel said the executive’s comments referred
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USA – Missouri: Stem Cell Debate Heats Back Up

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The Missouri Roundtable for Life, a St. Louis area association led by conservative Ed Martin is organizing events to collect signatures for a November 2010 referendum.

The proposal, presented to the Secretary of State office, entitled “Amendment for the protection of taxpayer money”, asks to not use taxpayer money to fund abortion, human cloning, and other controversial research.
The group’s website, states that they are concerned with limiting or eliminating the effects of Amendment 2 passed in 2006 by a light majority, a law that protects research permitted by federal laws.

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