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SF 100 - Public Funding for Stem Cell Research - Minnesota Key Vote

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Title: Public Funding for Stem Cell Research

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the University of Minnesota to use state funding for human embryonic and stem cell research.

Highlights:

-Prohibits the selling or purchasing of fetal tissue and attempts at human cloning (Sec. 2).

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Title: Public Funding for Stem Cell Research

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides public funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Highlights:

- Permits the University of Minnesota to spend state-appropriated funding on stem cell research [sec. 1]. - Permits research involving human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic germ cells, and human adult stem cells from any source, including somatic cell nuclear transplantation [sec. 2.1]. - Prohibits human cloning as part of permitted stem cell research [sec. 2.1]. - Provides patients undergoing fertility treatments with the following options: storing the embryos, donating the embryos to an individual, discarding the unused embryos, or donating the remaining embryos for research [sec. 2.2].

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