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Embryonic row

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The US National Institutes of Health is forging ahead with a controversial plan to fund research into embryonic stem cells. These cells would be taken from embryos created by IVF. A proposal says the NIH would fund scientists who study stem cells provided by privately funded researchers. Critics claim this flouts the spirit of a law that forbids government funding for research that destroys human embryos. “This is the Pontius Pilate approach of washing one’s hands,” says Frank Young,