COLORADO HAS NO specific legislation either permitting or prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. Representative Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado, has introduced and sponsored bills for Federal Stem Cell Research funding and enhancement that have later been vetoed by the president. Colorado State Legislative action from 2006 included a $2 million appropriation for the specific purpose of promoting growth in bioscience research in Colorado through the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program. This money is earmarked for private and university research in a wide range of disciplines including diagnosing and treating human disease and improving agriculture.

To provide facilities for improving Colorado's biotechnology research, a $4.3 billion redevelopment project at the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center created the 160-acre Colorado Bioscience Park Aurora and 217-acre campus ...

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