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Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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Bill Introduced to Codify U.S. Stem Cell Rules
9 March 2010 2:54 pm
Congressional supporters of stem cell research have re-introduced legislation to codify President Barack Obama's 2009 executive order lifting restrictions on the number of human embryonic stem cell lines available to federally funded researchers.
Today's announcement was timed to the 1-year anniversary of the order, which lifted the Bush-era ban against the use of lines derived after 9 August 2001. The Stem Cell Research Advancement Act aims to "ensure a lasting ethical framework" for such research. It is sponsored by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Michael Castle (R-DE) and was vetoed twice by former President George W. Bush.