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Nebraska has received national and international attention for its breakthroughs in biomedical research institutions such as the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Creighton University School of Medicine. Nebraska also has been subject to federal and state laws that have helped dictate the progress made in biomedical research within the state. Recent legislation to loosen funding for research in Nebraska has forwarded the advancements in biomedical research at area facilities.

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In 2001, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents adopted policy that required the university to follow federal guidelines in regard to stem cell research. This resulted in the university’s being restricted to using federal funds for stem cell research when President George W. Bush vetoed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act in 2006.

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