Nobel Laureates Push for Stem-Cell Research
Gribbin, August, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Thirty-three U.S. Nobel Prize winners have asked Congress and President Clinton to permit federal funding of controversial stem-cell research.
The scientists' letter was meant to counter an effort last month by 70 members of Congress to prevent government funding of the research, which the lawmakers said "relies on the mutilation and destruction of human embryos" and violates "the letter and spirit of federal law."
Nobel laureates signing the new letter include Stanford chemist Paul Berg, president of the American Society for Cell Biology; the University of Texas' Ferid Murad, last year's winner in medicine; and Stanford physicist Douglas D. Osheroff, also honored …
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Publication information: Article title: Nobel Laureates Push for Stem-Cell Research. Contributors: Gribbin, August - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 9, 1999. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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