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Bush threatens to veto stem cell legislation

[JURIST] US President George W. Bush Friday threatened to veto any legislation that would ease restrictions on federally funded stem cell research [National Institute of Health information]. President Bush remarked that he was "a strong supporter of adult stem cell research" but that he was "very concerned about cloning." Citing the killing of human embryos, Bush banned new federal funding for stem cell research [White House press briefing] in August 2001. This coming Tuesday the US House of Representatives is set to debate a bill that could lift the federal funding ban, according to congressional sources. AP has more.

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