INDIANA IS WORKING to establish itself as a leader in nonembryonic stem cell research to avoid the conflicts associated with embryonic stem cell research. Thus, researchers have supportive legislation and funding, as well as public support, with a goal of improving the economy in the biotechnology sector.

As no federal legislation in the United States regulates stem cell research (except by an executive order to not allow federal funding to be used for embryonic stem cell research except on human embryonic stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001), each state is responsible for determining policy and funding for stem cell research. In Indiana, stem cell research is permitted on adult stem cells and fetal stem cells if consent is received from the biological parent. Indiana ...

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