March 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 30, 2005, the Massachusetts Senate approved a bill by a vote of 35-2 to alleviate restrictions on scientists conducting research on stem cells, including the controversial embryonic stem cells. Governor Mitt Romney vociferously opposed passage of the bill. On April 1, 2005, the state ...[read more]
October 18, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 18, 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a patent could not be issued for any process that resulted in destroying a human embryo. The case originated from a German patent for a method of converting embryonic stem cells into nerve cells. The ruling limits the use of ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 17, 2009, the National Institute of Health (NIH) issued proposed guidelines for funding human embryonic stem cell research that limits federal aid to those facilities that create embryos for use in fertility clinics and were no longer needed. The guidelines were released in accordance ...[read more]
April 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 11, 2007, the US Senate passed the Stem Cell Enhancement Act of 2007 that would have relaxed restrictions on funding to stem cell research. This research initiative was later vetoed by President George W. Bush. However, President Barack Obama later reversed this restriction on federal ...[read more]
March 9, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 9, 2009, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order which removed restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. The order fulfilled Obama's campaign promise to reverse the limitations that were put in place eight years before by President George W. Bush. ...[read more]
November 7, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 7, 2006, Missouri voters approved Constitutional Amendment 2 by a vote of 51 to 49 percent. The amendment prevents state authorities from criminalizing the use of stem cells in certain techniques such as therapeutic cloning. It drew heavy support from Missouri's major urban areas, St. ...[read more]
April 18, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The National Institute of Health (NIH) issued proposed guidelines for funding human embryonic stem cell research Friday, which limits funding to embryos that were created to be used in fertility clinics but were no longer needed and would have been discarded. Additionally, the donor must have ...[read more]
March 9, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday which removed the previous administration's restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. The order fulfills Obama's campaign promise to reverse the limitations that were put in place eight years ago by the... ...[read more]
May 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
UK legislators Monday voted 336-176 against a proposed ban on the use of human-animal hybrid embryo stem cells in scientific and medical research. The decision was highly controversial, with many ban proponents arguing that it was necessary to prevent potential attempts at human genetic ...[read more]
June 20, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
US President George W. Bush Wednesday followed through on his promised veto of a Democrat-backed bill that would have relaxed funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, sent by Congress to the White House earlier this month, would have ...[read more]

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