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Will President Trump restrict embryonic stem cell research funding?

Will President Trump restrict embryonic stem cell research funding?

For the first time in nearly a decade, biomedical scientists and companies are confronting a fundamental question: Will the government pay for research that involves human embryonic stem cells?

Since the mid-2000s, research has dramatically expanded on stem cells, including those not derived from human embryos. There are currently more than 1,300 clinical trials on stem cell-based therapies under way,

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