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STEM CELL RESEARCH
(2008-01-29)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Supporters of a ballot drive aimed at
loosening Michigan's restrictions on embryonic stem cell research
have submitted petition language.
They say Tuesday that they submitted wording to state election
officials late last week.
Supporters have until July to collect more than 380,000
signatures needed to make the November ballot. They say the
proposal is not intended to change Michigan's laws prohibiting
human cloning.
Under the proposal, researchers would be allowed to use donated
embryos created for fertility treatment. The embryos would have to
be in excess of those needed for fertility treatment or unsuitable
for implantation. They would be discarded unless used for research.
The proposal is opposed by some because it includes the
destruction of embryos.
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