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Univ. Of Nebraska Board Of Regents Votes To Maintain Current Embryonic Stem Cell Policy

August 23, 2017

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents last week voted 4-4 not to restrict embryonic stem cell research policy beyond current federal and state limits, the New York Times reports. According to the Times, the tie vote defeats a "rare effort" at a university system to curtail stem cell research beyond state and federal law. The decision leaves the school's policy in line with President Obama's guidelines expanding limits on federal funding that can go toward the research.

Groups that oppose embryonic stem cell research considered the vote a new front to fuel national debate on the matter, according to the Times. Supporters and university administrators said the decision will allow the university to continue attracting top researchers and apply for federal grants in the field.

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