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According to this wire story, US President George Bush plans to veto a bill today that aimed to loosen restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Apparently, he will also give an executive order to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees NIH, to promote research into non-ES cells that "hold the potential of regenerating into different types of cells that might be used to battle disease," the article says.

 

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

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