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New Hampshire is known for its conservative political climate, so some may be surprised that the state has no laws pertaining to stem cell research or cloning. It is not unusual, however, considering that New Hampshire is also known for its hands-off attitude; residents of the Granite State do not appreciate government involvement in what they consider to be personal affairs. In line with that reasoning, New Hampshire is also the only state with no seat belt law, no laws requiring motorcycle helmets, automobile insurance, or sales or personal income taxes.

The state does have laws on surrogate parenthood that are applicable to stem cell research, however. According to New Hampshire law, the cell mass that results from a fertilized egg must be implanted in a ...

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