Anti-Stem Cell Group Airing Ads
That includes a process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, in which the nucleus of a cell is injected into an unfertilized egg, which is stimulated to start growing.Scientists then remove the resulting stem cells.
The Coalition for Lifesaving Cures sponsors the ballot measure and says the procedure could lead to breakthroughs for treating diseases and conditions such as spinal cord injuries.
The ballot says it would ban human cloning, defined as an attempt to implant into a woman a scientifically created embryo that did not come from a sperm and egg. But opponents contend somatic cell nuclear transfer results in a cloned human life at its earliest stages, regardless of what happens to the embryo.