Wednesday, 6 March 2013

New Mexico Senate approves embyonic stem cell proposal

Yesterday, a new measure that allows research on human embryonic stem cells was approved by the Senate of New Mexico.

The new measure gives couples the right to donate their spare embryos, resulting from in-vitro fertilisation, for embryonic stem cell research instead of having them stored and ultimately destroyed. The legislation was approved by a 23-16 vote on Tuesday and will now go to the House for consideration. Similar proposals were previously approved by the Senate but ultimately failed in the House when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor.

Picture of a Human embryonic stem cell colony
Colony of human embryonic stem cells

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