Higher-education officials nationwide are anticipating a gradual thaw of President Bush's stem-cell policies aimed at restricting unfettered research, a week after Michigan voters approved a ballot measure that will loosen restrictions on embryonic stem-cell study at the state's research universities.

Michigan voters approved the stem-cell ballot initiative Nov. 4 with 53 percent of the vote, after groups from both sides of the issue spent nearly $10 million in an often testy campaign this year. The measure will allow the University of Michigan's Center for Stem Cell Biology, among other state programs, to create stem-cell lines from human embryos that would have...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eCampus News Today email newsletter