Sorry if you guys are not into legislation but i also felt like this was big
this bill the S. 5 Stem cell research, embryonic
is active . 4/11/2007 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 63 - 34.
also related bills H.R.3, S.997 are either been up or are coming up .
SUMMARY AS OF:
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo. Limits such research to stem cells that meet the following ethical requirements: (1) the stem cells were derived from human embryos donated from in vitro fertilization clinics for the purpose of fertility treatment and were in excess of the needs of the individuals seeking such treatment; (2) the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded; and (3) such individuals donate the embryos with written informed consent and receive no financial or other inducements.