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This Week in Texas: One Step Forward, Two-Step* Back

One Step Forward: Earlier this week, Governor Perry of Texas announced $50 million of funding for Texas A&M University System’s National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing yesterday, following up on his keynote at a conference in February where he spoke highly of the state’s biotech industry. 

Two Steps Back: At the same time…

*Joke, not typo.

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States Step in to Ban Stem Cell Research

For those in Canada and the UK who were worried that Obama’s move to restore U.S. federal funding for stem cell research would create a 50-state mecca, I have good news:

Reuters reported yesterday that several U.S. states — Oklahoma, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona and Louisiana – have passed or are considering legislation to outlaw some forms of embryonic stem cell research. 

For legislators in those states who voted for the bans, I have a short educational video to recommend to you:

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