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kkelly's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by kkelly

In my home state, government actually restricts PRIVATELY funded research in this area.

Under Michigan law that dates to 1978, scientists are banned from research that would destroy human embryos for non-therapeutic purposes. Another measure makes it a crime -- with a penalty of up to $10 million and 10 years in prison -- to perform therapeutic cloning, the transplant of DNA from an individual into an embryo to grow tissue or organs.

Michigan's standards are among the strictest in the nation, placing it alongside such states as Louisiana, Arkansas and North and South Dakota.

But they just approved a ballot proposal for this November to reverse it.

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:30:00 UTC | #221516