Dingell, State Lawmakers address action on Stem Cells

August 7, 2008 by  
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(August 7, 2008) Dearborn, MI – Federal and State lawmakers hoping to see more action and fewer roadblocks to stem cell research in Michigan held a legislative briefing at the Ann Arbor District Library at 7pm on August 7. U.S. Representative John D. Dingell (D-MI15) along with State Representatives Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor), Pam Byrnes (D-Chelsea) and Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem Twp.) joined the Director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Stem Cell Biology, Dr. Sean Morrison, to discuss the restrictions scientists currently face and what is happening at the state and federal levels to expand this vital research.

All the elected officials are supporters of the ballot initiative that would lift some restrictions on stem cell research in Michigan. In 2005, the Houston Chronicle described Michigan as one of five states with the most severe laws regarding stem cell research and last year The Toledo Blade referred to Michigan as “backward” because of its restrictive rules.

Source: Congressman John D. Dingell’s office

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