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Japan Readies Rules That Allow Research

Science  03 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5531, pp. 775
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5531.775a

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TOKYO-- Japanese scientists would be allowed to derive and conduct research on human embryonic stem cells under guidelines expected to be approved this week by a top-level advisory body. Researchers say they are satisfied with the guidelines, which have been drawn up with little of the rancor that has characterized the debate in the United States.