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RIP: Stem Cells in Politics (2002-2008)by Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesNovember 5th, 2008Michigan may have passed its stem cell research initiative, but the real message from this election cycle is the end of embryonic stem cell research as a relevant political issue.
Michigan Proposal to Expand Stem Cell Research Passesby Megha SatyanarayanaFree PressNovember 4th, 2008A proposal to loosen restrictions on embryonic stem cell research in Michigan has passed according to analysis of key precinct results and exit poll data.
Supreme Court to Review DNA Case by David StoutThe New York TimesNovember 3rd, 2008The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review an Alaska rape case to determine whether a defendant has a constitutional right to have tests conducted on genetic evidence found at a crime scene.
The Race Card in Michiganby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesNovember 3rd, 2008Opponents of Proposal 2 tend to view embryos as an early form of human life and therefore see embryonic stem cell research as unethical human experimentation. To bolster their moral claim regarding the use of vulnerable subjects in scientific research, they are now comparing embryonic stem cell research to the Tuskegee experiment.
Another November, Another Stem Cell Ballot Measureby Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesOctober 28th, 2008For the fourth time in five years, there's an embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) initiative on a state ballot.
Progress Is Minimal in Clearing DNA Cases by Solomon MooreThe New York TimesOctober 24th, 2008Local and state law enforcement agencies have made uneven progress in reducing a nationwide backlog of cases awaiting DNA analysis over the past four years, according to reports filed by more than 100 agencies with the National Institute of Justice.
Stem Cell Promises, Obstacles Remain Four Years After Bill's Approval[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Sandy KleffmanMediaNewsOctober 12th, 2008Four years after California residents captured worldwide attention by voting to spend $3 billion on stem cell research, many of the anticipated new therapies are at least 10 years away and numerous hurdles must be overcome.
Bringing in the Heavy Artillery by Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 10th, 2008In the midst of heated campaigns regarding a Michigan state ballot measure on whether the state should allow researchers to derive embryonic stem cells from leftover IVF embryos, PhRMA seems to have entered the fray.
Eugenics AgainCompulsory sterilization is back in the newsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 25th, 2008Proposals for compulsory sterilization have just been made in three different jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.
Cures, jobs, ethics on the line in vote on stem cell researchOpposing sides dig in as vote nears on Proposal 2by Megha SatyanarayanaDetroit Free PressSeptember 24th, 2008Michigan voters will decide the emotionally charged issue of embryonic stem cell research on the basis of a 100-word ballot initiative.
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