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Md. cannot afford to lag in stem cell research race

Published: January 21, 2007

screenshot_1Congress will probably pass a bill to finance embryonic stem cell research with federal dollars, but President Bush will certainly veto it because of ethical objections to destroying microscopic human embryos.

That leaves the country about where it was in 2001: idling in the “Go” square of the most promising medical-technology game in a generation. As with the last time Washington blocked stem cell money, states must step boldly into the void, which means the $10 million in additional stem cell funding proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley is not enough.