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+ - Stem-cell bill pass in Australia

Submitted by nickd
nickd writes: Having recently being passed in the Senate by only 2 votes, the bill has now been passed in the House of Representatives by 82-62. The amendment that was seeking to prevent stem cells being extracted from the eggs of aborted late term female foetuses has also been voted down. The changes will allow scientists to create and use embryos up to 14 days old for research.

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