New proposal seeks to ban certain embryonic stem cell research

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new group is proposing a ballot measure outlawing a form of human embryonic stem cell research. The group called Cures Without Cloning wants to reverse a key part of a constitutional amendment narrowly approved last year by voters. The 2006 measure ensures that all federally allowed stem cell research can occur in Missouri, including a controversial embryonic cloning technique. Supporters of the new measure want to change the definition of human cloning to ban that procedure. They claim the current definition allows the creation and killing of early human lives. The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures sponsored last year's amendment. It's promising a vigorous defense against what it labels as "anti-cures zealots."

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