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Swiss voters back stem cell research

[JURIST] Swiss voters approved a new law Sunday that will allow research on the stem cells of human embryos. Sunday's vote marks the first time a country has put the controversial issue to a popular vote. The Swiss law is stricter than in other European countries and will only allow research on cells from embryos less than seven days old that were left over from fertilization treatment and due for destruction anyway. Results of Sunday's vote can be found here (in French). Read additional background on the law [PDF, in French]. BBC News has more.

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