Update from Peter Barca (FB):

Robert Golden, dean of the UW Medical College said the bill would shut down Wisconsin’s internationally lauded, cutting-edge biotech research. Golden said the bill’s introduction increases the uncertainty of stem cell research in WI, leading scientists to consider leaving the state to do their work in a more hospitable environment. It appears this bill is already effecting UW and MCW so what step do you believe the GOP will take next?

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Republicans Could Ban Stem Cell Research in Wisconsin
Vaguely written bill would have ‘catastrophic’ impact on biotech industry
By Lisa Kaiser

More than 60 Republican legislators have signed on to a bill that would ban stem cell research in the state.

Supported by the extremist anti-abortion group Pro-Life Wisconsin, the bill would criminalize the sale or use of tissue from a fetus that had been aborted.

But the ban doesn’t stop there.

Read more.



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