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Stem cell research wins in US election

In a historic US election, human embryonic stem cell research is coming out ahead.

In Michigan, scientists will now be able to derive new human embryonic stem cell lines from embryos donated by couples getting fertility treatments. See article in the Michigan Free Press.

A Colorado measure that would define a fertilized egg as a human being was also defeated. See the Los Angeles Times.

President-elect Barack Obama has also pledged to restore federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

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