Anti-Stem Cell Measure to House

9 years 8 months 2 weeks ago March 27, 2007 Mar 27, 2007 Tuesday, March 27 2007 Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:25:03 PM CDT in News
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Voters last year narrowly approved a constitutional amendment to guarantee any research could take place in Missouri if it is protected under federal law.

The chief point was heading off legislative attempts to prevent a certain form of embryonic stem cell research from taking place. Tuesday, a House committee endorsed a new measure to ban human cloning - defined in a way that would make the embryonic research procedure illegal.

The measure has been stuck in a committee deadlocked 5-5. But Tuesday, one opponent was absent, and the chairman forced the proposal to a vote.

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