Britain reaffirmed its intent to assume the lead in embryonic stem cell research.

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* When George W. Bush reneged on research funding promised to the National Institutes of Health, Britain reaffirmed its intent to assume the lead in embryonic stem cell research. For years, stem cell research has been high on the agenda in the United Kingdom, which passed the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act in 1990, providing comprehensive regulation of in vitro fertilization, donated eggs and sperm, and embryo research. While Bush will allow federal funding for only currently obtained lines of...

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