Stem Cells and Cloning: Ingredients for a Real Debate | GenomeWeb

A couple of wire stories today relate to bills in US Congress on stem cells and human cloning. One details the defeat of a bid to outlaw cloning of human babies by mostly Republican legislators who argued that while the goal was good, the bill itself was flawed.

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