Harkin’s Statement on new Stem Cell Research

NOVEMBER 21ST, 2007 | Harkin for Senate

On November 20, Senator Harkin addressed reports of promising new stem cell research:

“These scientists have performed truly groundbreaking and historic accomplishments. Still, our top researchers recognize that this new development does not mean that we should discontinue studying embryonic stem cells – as Dr. Thomson has said – scientists may yet find that embryonic stem cells are more powerful. We need to continue to pursue all alternatives as we search for treatments for diabetes, Parkinson’s, and spinal cord injuries.

Today’s announcement reiterates the need for federal support for medical research and again points out the President’s misplaced priorities in vetoing the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill which included a substantial increase for the National Institutes of Health.”

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