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Canadian Panel Aims for Middle Ground

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Science  06 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5514, pp. 31-33
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5514.31b

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OTTAWA-- New guidelines proposed last week by a blue-ribbon committee would allow Canadian scientists to derive stem cells from embryos left over from fertility treatments or fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions. The proposal is less restrictive than U.S. guidelines currently under review by the Bush Administration.