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04/17/07 - Austin, Texas

Panel OKs Barring State Funds For Embryonic Stem Cell Research

AUSTIN (AP) - A Texas House committee voted to bar state funding for embryonic stem cell research.

The bill prohibits state funds from being used for biomedical research if the use of federal funds on the research was prohibited as of January 1st this year. The effect is to restrict state funding for embryonic stem cell research even if Congress or a future administration decides to allow federal funding for the research.

Opponents of the bill say Texas will be hampered by the bill, which passed Friday.

The bill will now be considered for debate by the full House.

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