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Canada Gives OK for New Cell Lines

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Science  08 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5561, pp. 1816
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5561.1816a

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OTTAWA-- Canadian and U.K. scientists have gotten the green light to proceed with human embryonic stem cell research. Researchers may derive new lines of stem cells from embryos left over from fertility treatments or tissue from aborted fetuses under guidelines announced Monday by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. And last week the U.K. Medical Research Council issued its first two licenses to researchers wishing to derive cell lines.