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Senator pushes bill legalizing stem cell research
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter is seeking to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and supersede conflicting court decisions that he says are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases.
The Pennsylvania Democrat says his legislation would codify an executive order issued by President Barack Obama last year advancing stem cell research. The bill responds to a preliminary injunction issued by a U.S. District Court judge who argued that current research violates federal law on using federal money on work that harms human embryos.
Specter said even a temporary suspension of federal funding while the courts debate current funding practices disrupts medical into heart disease, sickle cell anemia and other maladies.
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