Eight months after Missouri voted to change its constitution to protect stem cell research, the state government and other research centers have withdrawn funding, according to the Associated Press. While this appears to be a setback, amendment supporters say that progress is still moving forward, pointing to research projects at Washington University, the University of Missouri, and the Stowers Institute as proof.

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