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Congressman Touts Stem-Cell Lab Tour Despite Opposing Stem-Cell Research

Rep. Mike Coffman touted his visit to a stem-cell laboratory even though he’s on record opposing research with embryonic stem cells, which are used in the lab he toured.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who’s widely seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, touted his visit to a stem-cell laboratory even though he’s on record opposing research with embryonic stem cells, which are used in the lab he toured.

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Morning Roundup: Does HIV Cure Lie in Stem Cell Transplants?

A man has no remaining trace of HIV after a stem cell transplant; PEPFAR agreements with South Africa; parenting consequence lessons in Texas; Australia’s adoption rate plummets.

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Barrett Claims Again That Walker is “Too Extreme” for Wisconsin

The Barrett for Governor campaign releases another ad claiming Scott Walker is too extreme for the state, this time on focusing on rape and abortion.

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Court Temporarily Lifts Stem Cell Funding Ban

A federal appeals court temporarily lifted the ban on funding for stem cell research today.

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“My Sister’s Keeper” and Reproductive Rights

Lisa Belkin worries that the film paints an unrealistic, alarmist picture of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

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Roundup: Indeed, Breast Is Best

Indeed, breast is best, Senate Finance Committee to vote on Sebelius nomination; White House unveils domestic HIV/AIDS plan; new NIH guidelines address creation of stem cell lines.

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Roundup (Afternoon Version): Marriage Is Not A Condom, Free Abortions In Spain?

Nancy Goldstein agrees with the Pope (sort of)! Spain’s abortion laws may increase craigslist.org searches for rental property in the country, opposing embryonic stem cell research = opposing fertility clinics?

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Majority Supports Obama’s Stem Cell Decision

Last week, President Obama lifted Bush’s federal funding ban on stem cell research, and a majority of American voters rightly support the decision.

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Roundup: RNC Chair Says Abortion Is An “Individual Choice”

RNC chair says abortion is an “individual choice;” Dr. Margaret Hamburg, abstinence-only opponent, nominee for head of FDA; new female condom approved by FDA; support for excommunicated Brazilian doctor who performed abortion; “egg-as-person” bills target stem cells, not just abortion.

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Weekly Pulse: Why the Stem Cell Reversal Is Not a Total Victory

Now that Obama has reversed Bush’s executive order, scientists will be allowed to study stem cells from any lineage, including newly created lines, without jeopardizing their federal funding. But where will these new lines of stem cells come from?

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