X-Message-Number: 22889
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 20:14:21 -0800
From: Olaf Henny <>
Subject: WHOOPY!
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Well, okay it is really only just half a whoopy an still needs to be
ratified, which is by no means assured, but here it is anyway:

Stem cell research could hold the answers to curing certain diseases

 In a controversial vote, the European Parliament has voted in favor of
granting EU money for the use of stem cell research. The ballot could clear
the way for the artificial fertilization of embryos for research.

The European Parliament narrowly voted on Wednesday to fund research using
stem cells taken from embryos, rejecting proposals from the EU Commission,
which favors tougher guidelines. Now the issue will go to the European
Council of Ministers for the final word at the end of the month.

The 298 - 241 vote in parliament recommends releasing EU funds for
experimenting on cells from human embryos no more than 14 days old or those
left over from fertility treatments.

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