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Ethics Questions Add to Concerns About NIH Lines

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Science  08 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5890, pp. 756-757
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5890.756b

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Some federally funded scientists are having second thoughts about working with the 21 human embryonic stem cell lines available to them under President George W. Bush's policy, following a report indicating that the cells are getting increasingly stale--not only scientifically but ethically as well.