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Reports Give Green Light in Australia, Israel

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Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2367-2368
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2367a

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BERLIN AND MELBOURNE-- After 2 years of deliberation, an Australian government committee has endorsed legislation that would allow both human embryonic stem cell research and the derivation of ES cells from unwanted embryos created during fertility treatments. And in Israel, another country at the forefront of work on ES cells, a national bioethics committee has approved both the derivation of ES cells and research into therapeutic cloning.