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The National Institutes of Health has issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on a proposed revision of the definition of human embryonic stem cells. The previous definition “had the unintended consequence of excluding certain hESCs which may otherwise be appropriate for federal funding,” the notice reads.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

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