South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE law explicitly and strictly forbids research on embryonic stem cells, irrespective of the source of the embryos. This state has one of the nation's strongest laws regarding embryonic stem cells. In fact, on March 28, 2007, at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, Dr. John Bran—nian from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, gave a seminar titled “Stem Cell Research, Clinic, and Other Things You Can't Do in South Dakota.”

On July 18, 2006, the U.S. Senate convened to vote on a proposed bill (H.R.810) that would amend the Public Health Service Act and provide federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells. This bill was passed by both the Senate and the House ...

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