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Some of the presidentially-approved stem cell lines may not have adequate consent from the embryo donors. Bioethicist Robert Streiffer says that most of the consent forms fall short of the standards put in place in 1994. The lines from University of California, San Francisco come close to meeting the 2005 National Academy of Sciences guidelines, but the lines from BresaGen and Cellartis, Steiffer points out as having particularly inadequate consent.

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