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Medicine: Stem Cell Research #777884

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Findings of a study in "Nature Medicine" about the contamination of the stem cell lines approved by the government noted.

(New York: John McKenzie) The potential for the use of stem cells in treating disease examined; diagrams shown. [Harvard Medical School Dr. David SCADDEN†- says the stem cells take on some of the mouse protein.] [Children's Hospital-Boston Dr. George DALEY†- cites the importance of this medical study for transplanting cells.] President Bush's administration's policy that federal funds can only be used on 22 existing stem cell lines & the researchers' view of the need to create new batches of uncontaminated stem cells noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John

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